Sedimentary Environments

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•A part of the earth’s surface, physically, chemically, and biologically distinct from adjacent terrain. • defined by, fauna and flora, geology, geomorphology, climate, weather, temperature, and if sub-aqueous, the depth, salinity, and current system of the water.

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Lecture 7Sedimentary EnvironmentsA part of the earths surface, physically, chemically, and biologically distinct from adjacent terrain. defined by, fauna and flora, geology, geomorphology, climate, weather, temperature, and if sub-aqueous, the depth, salinity, and current system of the water. could be a site of erosion, non-deposition, or deposition. Erosional environments - occur in dissected mountain chains and rocky shores. Equilibria/non-depositional environments - occur both on land and under the sea commonly preserved in the stratigraphic records as unconformities. Sedimentary Facies:A mass of sedimentary rock which can be defined and distinguished from other by its geometry, lithology, sedimentary structures, paleocurrent pattern, and fossils (Selley 1970).The relationship between sedimentary environments and sedimentary faciesClassification of Major Depositional EnvironmentsHow it is formed?When mountains shed sediment off their flanks, streams carry it away as alluvium.A mountain stream carries lots of alluvial sediment easily when its gradient is steep and energy is abundant. Where are alluvial fans found?They can be found in places where the stream or mass-flow emerges from a valley into a basin.Fluvial EnvironmentThree ways streams transport sediments: in solution (dissolved load) in suspension (suspended load) along the bottom of the channel (bedload)Type and amou

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