Sediment (GeoSciML)

Keyword Definition

Unconsolidated material consisting of an aggregation of particles transported or deposited by air, water or ice, or that accumulated by other natural agents, such as chemical precipitation, and that forms in layers on the Earth's surface. Includes epiclastic deposits.

SLTTs 2004

Parents: Natural unconsolidated material (173); Sedimentary material (233)

Children: Biogenic sediment (29); Sand size sediment (229); Carbonate sediment (45); Clastic sediment (57); Gravel size sediment (131); Hybrid sediment (135); Iron rich sediment (148); Mud size sediment (171); Non-clastic siliceous sediment (174); Phosphate rich sediment (195)

[Description taken from GeoSciML SimpleLithology201012.rdf]

Hierarchical classification

Compound material >> Unconsolidated >> Natural unconsolidated >> Sediment


Biogenic (sediment) | Carbonate (sediment) | Clastic (sediment) | Gravel size (sediment) | Hybrid (sediment) | Iron rich (sediment) | Mud size (sediment) | Non-clastic siliceous (sediment) | Phosphate rich (sediment) | Sand size (sediment)

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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