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Paleoclimate research using ocean sediment offers much information about past ocean currents, helping us understand the Earth’s ever-changing climate. This study’s focus is to understand the effects that flow velocity has on the size and alignment of grains deposited by a concentrated downhill movement of sediment (turbidity current). Using grain size and alignment, we looked to find a correlation with the velocity of the turbidity current so that these characteristics may be utilized when other indicators of flow speed/direction are not available.
Lamarca, Jessica, "The Sands of Time: Understanding the Roles and Effects of Turbidity Flow Velocity on Grain Size and Grain Alignment Within Recent and Ancient Turbidite Deposits" (2021). Environmental Studies Summer Fellows. 10.
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