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Lecture 4: Ocean Sediments Review of Lec 3
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Can you think of reasons why sediments would be distributed differently around the world? Sediments are the memory of the ocean The Principle Of Superposition: Where do sediments come from?
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Sediments can be classified by their source Terrigenous : from land Examples
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Biogenic: derived from organisms Examples o Calcium carbonate producers o Siliceous sediment producers
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Unformatted text preview: Hydrogenous sediments that have been chemically precipitated Examples: Cosmogenous sediment derived from space Sediments can also be classified by their size How are sediments distributed around the world? What differences exist in the type and distribution of sediments around the world? Carbonate compensation depth (CCD) & Lysocline: How do we study marine sediments?...
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