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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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Behe, Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biological Sciences, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania; Guy Berthault, Sedimentologist, State University of Colorado; William Dembski, Mathematician, Professor and Senior Fallow with the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, Seattle; and Phillip E.
But Dr Bull, a forensic sedimentologist at Oxford University, said the sensitivity of techniques available to investigators were now so advanced, that criminals would be left relying on luck to avoid capture.
program in geology, planning to become a marine sedimentologist. By 1978, I had decided I would never have an original scientific idea, so I dropped out with an M.S.
Bridge's focus, as primarily that of a sedimentologist, is on relating fluvial processes and morphology to explanation and interpretation of alluvial deposits and sedimentary rocks, so that his main service to geologists is learning more about alluvial forms, processes and deposits over a range of temporal and spatial scales.
Jim, formerly a Moho chaser like myself, found it so fascinating that he has converted himself into a carbonate sedimentologist to explore the mysteries of that fossil island.
Recent years have seen a cutback in exploration due to the weak uranium market, but Comuf will be conducting an exploration programme over Okelo North following a re-interpretation of this deposit and its genesis by a sedimentologist. It is now thought that a licher and more extensive resource than is currently known may exist and in 1993/94 15,000 m of drilling will be undertaken in Okelo North.
"The Huanghe is probably the most studied fine-grained river in the world," said Rice University sedimentologist Jeffrey Nittrouer, a primary author of a new paper about the Yellow River that appears online this week in the journal Science Advances.
Coverage includes a review of former definitions and proposal for a new version identifying a volcano as a geological environment characterized by three elements: magma, eruption, and edifice; how extra-terrestrial volcanism has changed the definition of volcano; sedimentary volcanoes; monogenetic volcanic fields; from a definition of "volcano" to conceptual volcanology; the role played by a definition and its influence on the development of a field of study; a sedimentologist's view on pyroclastics as part of a volcano; problems in considering the dimensions of a given volcano; and future challenges for volcanologists.
& BAUMGARTNER, P.O., 2003: The Osa-Cano Accretionary Complex (Southern Costa Rica): sedimentary processes in the Middle American Trench recorded in an emerged Eocene-Miocene accretionnary prism.- [Abstract] 11th Swiss Meeting of Sedimentologist, Fribourg, 35.
The study presents a "unique opportunity" to directly observe both pre- and post-tsunami effects on these islands, says sedimentologist Gene Lankey of the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
My most recent gamble ran from July 28 to September 24, 1993, as sedimentologist for Arctic Gateways, ODP Leg 151.
Eamon Doyle was sedimentologist at UWI for four years in the early 1990s (Fig.