terrestrial sediment

terrestrial sediment

[tə′res·trē·əl ′sed·ə·mənt]
(geology)
A sedimentary deposit on land above tidal reach.
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It was a time when research suggests that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was roughly comparable to today's-leading to the conclusion that relatively small fluctuations in carbon dioxide levels can have a major influence on Arctic climate, according to a new analysis of the longest terrestrial sediment core ever collected in the Arctic.
Terrestrial sediment loading could possibly be an important factor affecting kelp distribution especially in Malibu where watershed connections are numerous.
Both the marine and terrestrial sediment records do not indicate that an impact event was the trigger for the transition into the Younger Dryas cold period.
This paradigm was challenged two years ago by a group of researchers that reported finding high iridium concentrations in terrestrial sediments dated during this time period, which led them to theorise that an impact event was instead the instigator of this climate shift.
Consider the global effect that small and medium-sized dams have had on catchment hydrology, river ecology and the pathways by which terrestrial sediments eventually reach marine sinks.
Herschel Island is composed of a variety of ice-rich marine and terrestrial sediments that are typically deformed.
Sediments exposed on Herschel Island are a complicated mix of shallow-water, marine, and terrestrial sediments that exhibit a high degree of faulting, folding, and other deformation resulting from glacier ice-thrust.
Reef degradation in Golfo Dulce is mainly due to high loads of terrestrial sediments as a consequence of watersheds deforestation.
Based on these traditional factors, many authors consider that continental coral reef growth have been affected by human disturbance, primarily terrestrial sediments (Wilkinson 1992, Guzman and Cortes 1993).
The terrestrial sediments at Golfo Dulce originate from deforested soils exposed almost all year-round to high precipitation, with large run off to rivers and coastal waters (Cortes 1992).
Inversion begins with the emersion in the Coniacian and ends with the terrestrial sediments of the Paleocene which represent the beginning of the compressional phase (Puigdefabregas and Souquet, 1986).
Long sequences of terrestrial sediments were produced that lasts until the upper Albian.
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