cycle of sedimentation

cycle of sedimentation

[′sī·kəl əv ‚sed·ə·mən′tā·shən]
(geology)
Also known as sedimentary cycle.
A series of related processes and conditions appearing repeatedly in the same sequence in a sedimentary deposit.
The sediments deposited from the beginning of one cycle to the beginning of a second cycle of the spread of the sea over a land area, consisting of the original land sediments, followed by those deposited by shallow water, then deep water, and then the reverse process of the receding water.
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This indicates that a significant proportion of the material has deposited during the first cycle of sedimentation. The abundance of rounded grains (30-60%) in the upper part of the examined sequence, especially in the Burtnieki and Gauja Fins, which have also been distinguished by high mineral maturity of sediments (Kleesment 1995, 2007), indicate repeated redeposition of sediments.