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Depositional Environments Quiz

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1. What is a depositional environment?

2. How does a river depositional environment impact sediment characteristics?

3. What sedimentary structures can we expect to find in a desert (aeolian) depositional environment?

4. What would you find in a marine depositional environment?

5. Which depositional environment commonly forms coal?

6. What are turbidity currents and in which depositional environment are they commonly found?

7. What is a glacial depositional environment and what are its significant features?

8. What is the key difference between fluvial and lacustrine depositional environments?

9. What is a deltaic depositional environment?

10. Which depositional environment is characterized by varves, and what are they?