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Bedform%20phase%20diagram0 - GEOL 3430 Deriving Bedform...

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GEOL 3430 Deriving Bedform Phase Diagrams Part I Due Date: Friday Feb. 26th Purpose: To examine how bedform phase diagrams are used to interpret ancient flow conditions from particular sedimentary structures Learning goals : By the end of this exercise, students should be able to: 1. Given a dataset, construct a bedform phase diagram 2. Describe the effects of grain size, flow velocity, and flow depth on the stability of particular bedforms 3. Given a particular vertical succession of sedimentary structures, interpret changes in ancient flow conditions Introduction In class, we have discussed how grain size, flow depth, and flow velocity all play a role in what kind of bedform develops when flow is unidirectional. But how did sedimentologists determine these relationships? They did so from experimental studies done in laboratory flumes. This exercise gives you the data gathered by various lab studies so you can discover, on your own, the relationship among these three parameters by constructing bedform phase
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