Principles, Methods and Application of Particle Size Analysis available in Paperback
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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.
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Table of ContentsList 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.