Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 61–66 | Cite as

Origin of grain size spectra of suspension deposited sediment

  • Kate Kranck
  • T. G. Milligan


Hydronamic modification by settling from a turbulent suspension of an originally unsorted sediment produces grain size distributions that correspond to the size characteristics of many natural suspended and bottom sediments. Evaluation of the resulting equations allows parameterization of sediments in terms of three constants describing the source material, transport energy, and reworking history, respectively.


Bottom Sediment Grain Size Distribution Suspended Sediment Size Spectrum Sedimentary Petrology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate Kranck
    • 1
  • T. G. Milligan
    • 1
  1. 1.Atlantic Oceanographic Laboratory, Department of Fisheries and OceansnBedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada

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