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From the Mountains to the Sea: Significance of Grain-Size Distributions in Stratigraphy, Sedimentology & Paleoclimatology - Analyses, Application, and Interpretation (sponsored by IAS)
Co-Conveners: Rick Oches , Jan-Berend Stuut 
 / Tue, 09 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Room B13
 / Tue, 09 Apr, 13:30–15:00  / Room PICO Spot 5

Geological landscapes are shaped by processes that produce, transport and deposit mixtures of particles. Information on how sediment has been produced and modified is encoded in grain-size distributions, which evolve after sediment production by mixing from different sources, size reduction by physical and chemical attack, and sorting during transport and deposition. The detailed investigation of particle size distributions of sediments, suspended load, or aerosols is an increasingly used approach in assessing those environmentally driven geophysical processes in sedimentary systems. This session aims to provide a lively forum to review all aspects of particle size investigations applied to terrestrial, coastal, marine, lacustrine, or atmospheric environments, e.g. material sorting, land-atmosphere processes, sediment dispersal studies, advances in measurement techniques and data analysis, as well as statistical characterization and modeling of particle size distributions.

Submissions by students and young scientists are particularly encouraged!

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Invited authors:

Pierre Francus,
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique,
Centre Eau, Terre et Environnement, Québec

Thomas H. Painter,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology &
Department of Geography, UCLA