Keywords

Sand size (sediment)



Keyword Definition

Sediment in which less than 30 percent of particles are gravel (greater than 2 mm in diameter) and the sand to mud ratio is at least 1. Composition or genesis of clasts not specified.

Neuendorf et al. 2005 ; particle sizes defined from Krumbein phi scale (W C Krumbein & L L Sloss, Stratigraphy and Sedimentation, 2nd edition, Freeman, San Francisco, 1963; Krumbein and Pettijohn, 1938, Manual of Sedimentary Petrography: New York, Appleton Century Co., Inc.)

Parents: Sediment (232)

Children: Sand (228)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]



Hierarchical classification

Compound material >> Unconsolidated >> Natural unconsolidated >> Sediment >> Sand size

Children

None


Category: Analysed material

The different kinds of sample material collected in the field have been classified hierarchically. Examples: “till”, “soil”, “vegetation”. Taken from the “Sample_Types_SHARED” database table.


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