Unformatted text preview: downstream. Answers to Question 2: Because textural maturity (matrix, rounding, sorting) increases with the distance of transport, the more texturally sediment is deposited further from the source. Sorting, grain rounding, and loss of mud develop over time, through transport. The longer and farther sediment is transported, the more texturally mature it will be. The longer and farther the sediment has traveled, the more the grains become rounded and well sorted. This means that the sediment goes from texturally immature near the source to mature farther from the source rock....
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- Spring '10
- Sediment transport, smaller grain sizes