CHICAGO ROCKS! Geology in the City
Daily Objectives #16 (March 4, 2010) J. Hemzacek and L. Sanders
assignment is due today! Due to network problems this morning, the
deadline has been extended to 5 pm.
By the end of today's class, you should be able to do the following:
w Define the term weathering and give several examples of weathering processes.
w List four main kinds of sediment in order of grain size.
w List four mechanisms for transport of sediments.
w Tell what leads to deposition of sediments.
w Explain the difference between "sorted" and "unsorted" (or "poorly sorted") sediments.
w Describe transport and deposition processes that might lead to the following deposits of sediment, and explain your reasoning:
sorted sand and gravel
unsorted (or poorly sorted) sediment
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