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Laser diffraction and dry-sieving grain size analyses undertaken on fine- and medium grained sandy marine sediments: a note
Rodríguez, J.G.; Uriarte, A. (2009). Laser diffraction and dry-sieving grain size analyses undertaken on fine- and medium grained sandy marine sediments: a note. J. Coast. Res. 25(1): 257-264

www.jstor.org/stable/40065117
In: Journal of Coastal Research. Coastal Education and Research Foundation: Fort Lauderdale. ISSN 0749-0208, more
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Keywords
    Granulometry; Particle size distribution; ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]; ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, Kwinte Bank [Marine Regions]; ANE, Belgium, Flemish Banks, Middelkerke Bank [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Granulometry, particle size distribution, size calibration relationship, Belgian continental shelf

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  • Rodríguez, J.G.
  • Uriarte, A.

Abstract
    Subtidal marine sediments from the Belgian continental shelf were measured using laser diffractometry and dry-sieving téchniques. The laser diffractometry approach provided a coarser and less-sorted particle size distribution, compared with the dry-sieving téchnique. The 5th, 10th, 16th, 50th, 84th, 90th, and 95th percentiles, 180-710 micrometers cumulative mass/volume percentages, mean grain size, and sorting measured using both téchniques were correlated, with r² > 0.76 (p < 0.001). Skewness and kurtosis were poorly correlated between both téchniques. For the purpose of conversion of data from one type of measurement to the other, for sandy sediments a global approximation can be obtained with the proposed relationships.

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