Quiz On Sedimentology And Stratigraphy Book By Gary Nichols! Trivia Questions

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  • 1. 
    Offshore from most coastlines, there is a region of shallow water, the continental shelf, which may stretch tens to hundreds of ………………… out to sea before the water deepens down to the abyssal depths of ocean basins.
    • A. 

      Decameters

    • B. 

      Meters

    • C. 

      Kilometres

    • D. 

      Miles

  • 2. 
    The patterns and characteristics of deposition on shelves and epicontinental seas with abundant terrigenous clastic supply are controlled by the relative importance of wave, storm and ………………. processes.
    • A. 

      Glacial

    • B. 

      Fluvial

    • C. 

      Tidal

    • D. 

      Aeolian

  • 3. 
    Hummocky cross-stratification (often abbreviated to HCS) is distinctive in form, consisting of rounded mounds of sand on the sea floor a few ............................... high and tens of .............................. across.
    • A. 

      Meters, Kilometers

    • B. 

      Centimetres, Meters

    • C. 

      Meters, Inches

    • D. 

      Centimetres, Centimetres

  • 4. 
    . …………………………… are the products of storms that produce waves and currents that extend to and just below waves base in shallow shelf settings.
    • A. 

      Concentrated Density Flow

    • B. 

      Debris Flow

    • C. 

      Turbidites

    • D. 

      Tempestites

  • 5. 
    The outer shelf area below storm wave base, the offshore zone, is predominantly a region of …………………… deposition.
    • A. 

      Gravel

    • B. 

       Sand

    • C. 

      Mud

    • D. 

      Silt

  • 6. 
    ……………………………… are made up of suspended material that was floating the ocean, away from shorelines and has settled on the sea floor.
    • A. 

      Hemi-pelagic

    • B. 

      Carbonate

    • C. 

      Fluvial

    • D. 

      Pelagic sediments

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