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the major force bringing continental sediment to the open ocean are

turbidity currents

high energy environments are most likely to contain which one of the following

large particles such as gravel

texture refers to the size and shape of the sediment particles true false


sediments which are poorly sorted and made of a variety of minerals could have been deposited by

turbidity currents

true or false the wentworth scale is used to arrange the amount of sorting in a sediment deposit


underlying the unconsolidated sediments of the seafloor are

basalt pillows and basement rocks

large volumes of bottom sediments may be transported long distances by

turbidity current

the process which break rock and minerals into smaller pieces are collectively termed


true or false geologists classify sediment either by grain size or by source


in volume and quantity most marine sediments are associated with

continental slopes and rises

sediments derived from preexisting rocks are called

lithogenous or terrigenous

all of the following are lithogenous sediments except

diatom ooze

fine and coarse grains of sediment produced by weathering on land are termed _____ sediment


sediments that arrive in the ocean from continents via rivers are called


abyssal clay is a type of


sediments that are organic in orgin meaning made by organisms are called


true false beach sand is well sorted


true false a glacial deposit is well sorted


true false a wellsorted sand deposit with rounded particles might be called immature


the sediment that covers the greatest area of seabed is


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