CHICAGO ROCKS!  Geology in the City 
                                                                                 ESCI 109
                                                                              Spring 2010

Daily Objectives #16 (March 4, 2010)                                                  J. Hemzacek and L. Sanders

Reminder:  A homework 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.  

List four mechanisms for transport of sediments.

w Tell what leads to deposition of sediments.

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: 
               well-sorted sand                   
               sorted sand and gravel    
               unsorted (or poorly sorted) sediment

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