Lifes a Beach Geological Processes Living wih_Trembanis_Date_032310_72

Lifes a Beach Geological Processes Living wih_Trembanis_Date_032310_72

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Uses of Sand: glass, concrete, beach nourishment, paint texture, train traction, sand castles, polishing, furnace, filter, soils, sand bags, art Geologists, Sand, and WWII Japanese fire balloons military geology unit composition and mineralogy determined original beaches Terms and Concepts: weathering- how did it breakdown composition- what is it made of provenance- where did it come from textural maturity roundness (sphericity) angularity (angular vs. smooth) sorting (poorly vs. well) What is Sand? describes a size unconsolidated sedimentary mineral material between 1/16mm and 2mm Sand Classification: divided by composition o siliciclastic SiO2 o carbonate CaCO3 by definition o siliclastic sand is quartz rich sediment formed on land and transported by runoff Weathering: mechanical or chemical Composition of Beaches: locally available material may be coarse or fine o boulders from local cliffs o sand from rivers
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course GEOL 120 taught by Professor Arthurctrembanis during the Spring '10 term at University of Delaware.

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