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Sortable Silt - Sortable Silt Bianca Laura Tania Michael • Sediment enters the ocean through various processes • Volcanic ash aeolian dust ice

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Unformatted text preview: Sortable Silt Bianca, Laura, Tania, Michael • Sediment enters the ocean through various processes: • Volcanic ash, aeolian dust, ice rafted debris, river runoff, etc. • Sediment that is silt sized, between 10-63 microns, “displays size sorting in response to hydrodynamic processes and can be used to infer current speed” • Sediment is moved around based on silt size and speed of current • The stronger the current, the larger the particle that can be transported • Eventually, the sediment will settle out and what deposits on the ocean floor can be examined to determine properties of the ocean currents USGS Linear relationship between current speed and sediment size Population distributions based on varying current speeds Some important concepts that are interrelated:  Settling velocity is a function of grain size  Shear stress is a function of current velocity...
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Sortable Silt - Sortable Silt Bianca Laura Tania Michael • Sediment enters the ocean through various processes • Volcanic ash aeolian dust ice

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