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sedimentology

[‚sed·ə·mən′täl·ə·jē]
(geology)
The science concerned with the description, classification, origin, and interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rock.
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Different basis of the classifications of sandstone have been described by many sedimentologists including Pettijohn (1975); Friedman (1961); Dott (1964) and Dickinson (1985).
The remedy that is being proposed is a remedy that Ecology's sedimentologists and engineers have determined would allow for long-term sustainability, even in the face of an earthquake," Sullivan said.
Sedimentologists at other sites found twenty-three-feet deep clay deposits in lake beds, showing that soil runoff, and thus agricultural decline, was a long-term problem.
Sedimentologists have an important perspective on extreme weather because many of the rocks that we see, particularly clastic rocks, are the deposits of floods or storms.
International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) provided financial assistance for the AAS analysis.
Baker, VR, Kochel, RC, Patton, PC & Pickup, G 1983, Palaeohydrologic analysis of Holocene flood slack-water sediments, International Association of Sedimentologists (Special Publications 6, pp.
Carbonate Mud-Mounds: Their origin and evolution: International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication No.
At the watch change it was usually bustling, with eight sedimentologists, four physical properties specialists, two paleomagnetists, two to four core samplers, and many technicians, as well as the odd "tourists"--people like geochemists, loggers, and co-chief scientists based elsewhere in the lab stack but passing through to see the cores and to hear the old watch briefing the new.
Examining these questions are paleontology'sallied disciplines: sedimentologists study fossil ripple marks, paleobotanists fossil plants, palynologists fossil pollen.
For sedimentologists and other scientists interested in studying climates of the past, Leg 104 also hauled in a treasure of nearly complete sediment cores from three sites.
Its application in the field was tested on the Cambrian-Ordovician sandstones of the North-West Russian Platform by a team of Russian sedimentologists led by Dr.