Category: Sedimentology

Decoding the Earth’s Past: Distinguishing Oceanic and Terrestrial Sediments

How to determine whether sediment was deposited in the ocean or on land 1. Understanding the composition of sediments When studying sedimentary deposits, it is important to understand the composition of different sediments and how they differ depending on their origin. The composition of sediments can provide valuable clues as to whether they were deposited

Assessing the Acceptability of Sediment Location Sampling in Rivers: A Sedimentological Perspective

Sediment point sampling in rivers is a common practice for understanding the sedimentary environment, sediment transport, and sedimentation patterns. The process involves collecting sediment samples from specific locations in a river using various techniques. While sediment trap sampling is essential to understanding the sedimentary environment of a river, it is also important to consider the

Why does the sandstone in Yehliu and other scenic coastal northern Taiwan look like vanilla fudge swirl ice cream?

Taiwan’s northern coast is home to spectacular geological wonders, including the unique sandstone formations found in Yehliu Geopark. These sandstone formations have a distinctive appearance, resembling vanilla fudge swirl ice cream. The question that arises is why these sandstone formations have this particular appearance. In this article, we explore the science behind the vanilla fudge