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Marine Sediment - Chapter Summary
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- Define and list types of sediment and their features
- Share the definition and types of continental margin sediments
- Outline the processes involved in the lithification of sediments
- Identify and discuss types of sediments of the deep ocean
- Describe methods and explain the purpose of ocean sediment sampling
1. Sediment: Definition, Types & Features
Sediment is fragments of past living or non-living materials that have been broken down. There are three types of sediments that can form sedimentary rocks. Learn about clastic, biogenic and chemical sediments and the rocks they form in this lesson.
2. Lithification of Sediments: Definition & Processes
Lithification is the process that turns loose, unconsolidated sediment into solid sedimentary rock. Learn about the three ways lithification is accomplished, including compaction, cementation and recrystallization, in this lesson.
3. Sediments of the Deep Ocean: Types & Formation
This lesson discusses the major forms of sediments found out in the deep ocean, including lithogenous sediments as well as two forms of biogenous sediment. It also looks at their composition/formation.
4. Ocean Sediment Sampling: Methods, Purpose & Findings
In this lesson, you'll see how ocean sediment sampling gives us a glimpse back in time. You'll also learn about the three methods used to sample the ocean's sediments.
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