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sediments
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
Solid material, both mineral and organic, that is in suspension, is being transported, or has been moved from its site of origin by air, water, gravity, or ice and has come to rest on the earth's surface either above or below sea level.
Definition Source
Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
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Used For
sediment
sediment grains
sedimentary materials (geological)
Broader Term
geology
Narrower Term
alluvium
coastal sediments
colluvium
dredged materials
dune sand
eolian deposits
estuarine sediments
glacial deposits
gravel
lacustrine sediments
mangrove sediments
marine sediments
periglacial deposits
pyroclastic materials
quaternary deposits
rock flour
sand
sediment properties
silt
tertiary sediments
Related Term
alluvial plains
direct push technology
dredging
fluvial soils
sediment-water interface
sediment deposition
sediment transport
sediment traps
sedimentary rocks
sedimentary soils
sedimentation rate
soil parent materials
Spanish
sedimentos
Term Number
6755