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Principles, Methods and Application of Particle Size Analysis


  • Page extent: 388 pages
  • Size: 253 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 0.67 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521044615)

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  • Published November 2007

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Much of the world's surface, even under the oceans, is covered in thick deposits of sedimentary particles - gravel, sand, silt and clay. The nature of the deposits and their formation is very much dependent on the distribution of particles of different sizes. However, different instruments measure different attributes of a particle's size, based on how fast a particle settles in water, or the surface area of a particle, or its length. This book provides information on the how and why of particle size analysis in terms of understanding these sediment deposits.


List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction: 1. Principles and methods of geological particle size analysis I. N. McCave and James P. M. Syvitski; 2. The effect of grain shape and density on size measurement Martin D. Matthews; 3. The effect of pretreatment on size analysis Martin D. Matthews; Part II. Theory and Methods: 4. Principles, design and calibration of settling tubes James P. M. Syvitski, Kenneth W. Asprey and D. A. Clattenburg; 5. Methodology of sieving small samples and calibration of sieve set Kristian Dalsgaard, Jens Ledet Jensen and Michael Sørenson; 6. Image analysis method of grain size measurement Stephen K. Kennedy and Jim Mazzullo; 7. Quantitative grain form analysis Julian D. Orford and W. Brian Whalley; 8. Electroresistance particle size analyzers T. G. Milligan and Kate Kranck; 9. Laser diffraction size analysis Y. C. Agrawal, I. N. McCave and J. B. Riley; 10. SediGraph technique John P. Coakley and James P. M. Syvitski; 11. Size, shape, composition and structure of microparticles from light scattering Miroslaw Jonasz; 12. Textural maturity of arenaceous rocks derived by microscopic grain size analysis in thin section Song Tianrui; 13. Interlaboratory, interinstrument calibration experiment James P. M. Syvitski, K. William G. LeBlanc and Kenneth W. Asprey; Part III. In Situ Methods: 14. In situ size measurements of suspended particles in estuarine and coastal waters using laser diffraction A. J. Bale and A. W. Morris; 15. The Floc Camera Assembly David E. Heffler, James P. M. Syvitski and Kenneth W. Asprey; Part IV. Data Interpretation and Manipulation: 16. Suite statistics: the hydrodynamic evolution of the sediment pool William F. Tanner; 17. The hyperbolic distribution Christian Christiansen and Daniel Hartmann; 18. Factor analysis of size frequency distributions: significance of factor solutions based on simulation experiments James P. M. Syvitski; 19. Experimental-theoretical approach to interpretation of grain size frequency distributions Supriya Sengupta, J. K. Ghosh and B. S. Mazumder; Part V. Applications: 20. Application of suite statistics to stratigraphy and sea-level changes William F. Tanner; 21. Application of size sequence data to glacial-paraglacial sediment transport and sediment partitioning Jay A. Stravers, James P. M. Syvitski, and Dan B. Praeg; 22. The use of grain size information in marine geochemistry Dale E. Buckley and Ray E. Cranston; 23. Grain size in oceanography Kate Kranck and T. G. Milligan; 24. The need for grain size analyses in marine geotechnical studies Francis J. Hein; Index.


I. N. McCave, James P. M. Syvitski, Martin D. Matthews, Kenneth W. Asprey, D. A. Clattenburg, Kristian Dalsgaard, Jens Ledet Jensen, Michael Sørenson, Stephen K. Kennedy, Jim Mazzullo, Julian D. Orford, W. Brian Whalley, T. G. Milligan, Kate Kranck, Y. C. Agrawal, J. B. Riley, John P. Coakley, Miroslaw Jonasz, Song Tianrui, K. William G. LeBlanc, A. J. Bale, A. W. Morris, David E. Heffler, William F. Tanner, Christian Christiansen, Daniel Hartmann, Supriya Sengupta, J. K. Ghosh, B. S. Mazumder, Jay A. Stravers, Dan B. Praeg, Dale E. Buckley, Ray E. Cranston, Francis J. Hein

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