Slideshow 101.14 Sedimentary Rocks - Structures, Environments, Basins

Slideshow 101.14 Sedimentary Rocks - Structures, Environments, Basins

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Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Sedimentary Rocks Sedimentary Rocks Overview Overview Weathering Weathering Soil Soil Classification of Sedimentary Rocks Classification of Sedimentary Rocks Sedimentary Structures Sedimentary Structures Sedimentary Environments Sedimentary Environments Sedimentary Basins Sedimentary Basins
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Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Sedimentary Structures  in  de trita l s e dim e nta ry ro c ks Bedding  (c a lle d s tra tific atio n): S e dim e nts  are  a rrang e m e nt into   dis tinc t laye rs The  la ye rs , o r trans itio ns  b e twe e n  diffe re nt b e ds , indic a te  a  c hang e   in the  e ne rg y o f the  e nviro nm e nt  and/o r a c ha ng e  in the  m ate ria l  be ing  de po s ite d. Fo r e xam ple …
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Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Sedimentary Rocks and Environments River and floodplain example A meandering river with recent sediments over older.
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Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Sedimentary Rocks and Environments The river floods under very high energy conditions.
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Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Newly deposited sediments over new erosional surface. Coarse material reflects high energy of flood.
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Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Sedimentary Rocks and Environments The  flo o d e xa m ple  re pe a te d a nd a s  s e e n in o utc ro p…
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Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Spatial changes in sedimentary deposits
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Sedimentary Rocks and Environments Bedding  (s tra tific a tio n): Graded Beds :  within a layer, the sediments  continuously change size Produced by rapid deposition by water Heaviest grains fall out first Examples: Lahars Turbidity currents :  lo o s e , uns tab le   m a te ria l s he d fro m  c o ntine nts  is   dis lo dg e d b y a n e a rthq ua ke , s to rm  
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Slideshow 101.14 Sedimentary Rocks - Structures, Environments, Basins

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