Sedimentation

Science / Chemistry / Sedimentation: Separation of a dense material (usually a solid) from a less dense material (usually a liquid) by allowing the denser material to settle out of the mixture.

Varve

Science / Geology / Varve: A thin layer of fine-grained sediment deposited in the still waters of a lake. Varves are frequently associated with glaciation and represent a yearly sedimentation cycle - a silty, light-colored laye MORE

Flume

Science / Geology / Flume: A laboratory model of stream flow and sedimentation consisting of a rectangular channel filled with sediment and running water. MORE

Algal Mat

Science / Geology / Algal Mat: A layered communal growth of algae observed in fossils an in present day tidal zones associated with carbonate sedimentation. MORE

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