terrigenous sediment


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terrigenous sediment

[tə′rij·ə·nəs ′sed·ə·mənt]
(geology)
Shallow marine sedimentary deposits composed of eroded terrestrial material.
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Terrigenous sediment supply along the Chilean continental margin: modern regional patterns of texture and composition.
Great Barrier Reef: Terrigenous Sediment Flux and Human Impacts proceedings' (Eds P Larcombe, K Woolfe), pp 67-73 (CRC Reef Research Centre, James Crook University, Townsville: Qld)
In transform convergent settings, most of the terrigenous sediment is trapped in the nearshore sedimentary basins, leaving the offshore basins to contain thinner layers of mostly biogenic sedimentation.
The Upper Ordovician series (from Chertovskian to Burian regional stages) by contrast has been described as represented by a succession of cool-water carbonates dominated by bioclastic wackestone and packstone beds intercalated with fine-grained terrigenous sediments (Dronov et al.
Since the majority of anthropogenic contaminants are derived from the mainland they may be used to track recent input of terrigenous sediments and to identify the main depocentres of recent sediments.
The exploration licenses cover areas that include occurrences of Lower Carboniferous Olonbulag terrigenous sediments that host coal seams.
This probing exercise demonstrated that the elongate rise was comprised solely of terrigenous sediments to a depth of 285 cm and the result of low-energy alluvial deposition.
The sites located off Galveston were typical of continental shelf and slope terrigenous sediments in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
The chapter on "Petrogenesis of siliciclastic sediments and sedimentary rocks," by Wayne Nesbitt is a clear and concise review of the effects of weathering, sorting and diagenesis on the major element compositions of terrigenous sediments.
The territory is composed of Cambrian terrigenous sediments, lower Ordovician spilite-diabase sequences and middle-upper Ordovician sandstones and shales.