How to use Sediment in a sentence
The river carries its sediment westward.
The waters between these beaches and the mainland are gradually filling with sediment and changing into tidal marsh.
When the whole of the sediment is on the cork, the iron clip, with which the latter is kept in position, is removed for a moment, and the force of the wine ejects the sediment and cork simultaneously.
On account of the rapid deposition of sediment near the main channel at times of overflow, the flood plain, as is normally the case on mature valley floors, has a lateral slope of as much as 5, 10, or even 12 ft.
I had withdrawn so far within the great ocean of solitude, into which the rivers of society empty, that for the most part, so far as my needs were concerned, only the finest sediment was deposited around me.Advertisement
This dissolves out the zinc. Lime is added to bring down the gold, and the sediment, after washing and drying, is fused in graphite crucibles.
The Italian shore is generally low, merging, in the north-west, into the marshes and lagoons on either hand of the protruding delta of the river Po, the sediment of which has pushed forward the coast-line for several miles within historic times.
In prosecuting the study of this part of British geology it is soon discovered, and it is essential to bear in mind, that, during the Carboniferous period, the land whence the chief supplies of sediment were derived rose mainly to the north and north-west, as it seems to have done from very early geological time.
Piercing the desert, and at its annual overflow depositing rich sediment brought from the Abyssinian highlands, the river has created the Delta and the fertile strip in Upper Egypt.
When the slope down which a river runs has become very slight, it is unable to carry the sediment brought from higher regions nearer its source, and consequently the lower portion of the river valley becomes filled with alluvial deposits; and since in times of flood the rush of water in the high regions tears off and carries down a greater quantity of sediment than usual, the river spreads this also over the lower valley where the plain is flooded, because the rush of water is checked, and the stream in consequence drops its extra load.Advertisement
In the Tay, Forth and Clyde, where important harbours are situated, great expense is involved in constantly dredging to remove the sediment continually brought down from the land and carried backwards and forwards by the tides.
The soils in the southern part of Arizona are mainly sandy loams, varying from light loam to heavy, close adobe; on the plateaus is what is known as " mesa " soil; and along the rivers are limited overflow plains of fine sediment - especially along the Colorado and the river Verde.
The stream is heavily charged with sediment, and from that circumstance got its ancient epithet of flavus (tawny).
This fermentation proceeds throughout the summer months, and in the meantime a sediment which adheres to the side of the bottle is gradually formed.
The bottles, which up till now have been in a horizontal position, are then, in order to prepare them for the next process, namely, that known as disgorging, placed in a slanting position, neck downwards, and are daily shaken very slightly, so that by degrees the sediment works its way on to the cork.Advertisement
Over time, more and more layers of sediment built up and gradually hardened into rock.
Hwang Ho = Yellow river, Missouri = Big Muddy, the Red river, &c. It has been estimated that the Mississippi annually carries 4064 million tons of sediment to the sea; the Hwang Ho 796 million tons; the Po 67 million tons.
This again depends upon the fertilizing sediment brought down by the Nile and the measure in which lands beyond the natural reach of the flood water can be rendered productive by irrigation.
Most frequently they occur lying on the bedding planes of black shales; less commonly they are met with in many other kinds of sediment, and when in limestone they may retain much of their original relief and admit of a detailed microscopic study.
It has been suggested that where there is low sediment supply mangrove accretion may not be able to keep pace with projected sea-level rises.Advertisement
The soft sediment infauna may include amphipods, polychaete worms, bivalves and echinoderms.
Beach sediment loss and net drift reversal thus coincided, but without any evident causal relationship.
In exceptional cases, when a strong deep current does flow over a rise, as in the case of the Wyville Thomson Ridge, the bottom is swept clear of fine sediment.
Thus a fall in the gradient at any point in the course of a stream; any snag, projection or dam, impeding the current; the reduced velocity caused by the overflowing of streams in flood and the dissipation of their energy where they enter a lake or the sea, are all contributing causes to alluviation, or the deposition of streamborne sediment.
Flood plains may be the result of planation, with aggradation, that is, they may be due to a graded river working in meanders from side to side, widening its valley by this process and covering the widened valley with sediment.Advertisement
Château After the sediment has been removed the wine is subjected to dosage, or liqueuring.
The process is of course observed by means of the microscope, but the clumps soon settle in the fluid and ultimately form a sediment, leaving the upper part clear.
The map shows areas of sandy sediment in less than 20 m water depth using bathymetry calculated to the Lowest Astronomical Tide datum.
This is a wide sandy beach with a narrow backshore berm of coarser sediment supplied from local erosion of high sandstone and breccia cliffs.
Intertidal and subtidal sediment biotopes may cover very extensive areas of shore or seabed.Advertisement
The second black box was recovered the next day despite being buried in sediment without any traces being visible on the seabed.
Some modern brachiopods have rootlets, but they spread out into soft sediment, just as plant roots do.
River channel confluences are ubiquitous features of all fluvial networks & represent sites of complex, three-dimensional flow & sediment dynamics.
The optimum standards for tracing inorganic contaminants in soil, sediment, water, oil, plants and food materials.
Sediment supply, relative to fluvial transport capacity, has therefore a potentially decisive effect on the erosive power of any bedrock river.Advertisement
An important part of the project will be to understand how sediment diagenesis affects the anisotropy of shales.
You are letting all the yeast, and colliodal sediment dorp out and letting the CO2 escape.
But how does a traditional barrel of beer with sediment remain drinkable on a moving train?
My thesis title is Studies on the biogenic mediation of sediment dynamics in coastal systems.
This may represent sediment supplied by cliff erosion being entrained by the westward flowing recirculating eddy (Dyer, 1971 ).Advertisement
Sediment accumulations within groin embayments at Hamworthy Park also indicate a net west to east drift.
The fluvial facies dominates the basal sediment portion that is overlain by an aeolian interval.
Sediment exposures generally show well-sorted and interbedded sand and gravel facies typical of a glaciolacustrine depositional environment.
The aim was to survey the habitat resource and to characterize the sediment types favored by the specialist invertebrate fauna.
These daily gaging stations provide the best information available on sediment flux in the Nation's rivers.Advertisement
The copper element distribution map, shown here, is one example of the analysis of the inorganic geochemistry of the sediment.
Gully pots The primary purpose of gully pots The primary purpose of gully pots is to trap sediment associated with road run-off.
These include local wave climate; sources of sediment feed and the role of coastline orientation in creating an anticlockwise tidal gyre.
He specializes in the field of sediment transport in rivers, including river morphology and environmental hydraulics.
Finalizing a general method for channel conveyance, velocity distribution, boundary shear stress distribution and sediment transport for river hydraulics.Advertisement
In addition, sediment size analysis and chemical analysis for major metals and total petroleum hydrocarbons were required.
No attempt was made to assess the effects of clean-up on sediment shore infauna.
Some gravel and coarse sand may derive from erosion of sediment infills of earlier (Pleistocene) buried channels and valley terrace deposits.
Numerical Model Simulates the impact of alternative operating policies or changed water and sediment inputs on future sedimentation.
In other cases, such as the Storegga slide, the sediment slide forms a distinctive submarine landslide.
Wootton Creek therefore acts as a partial sediment sink, intercepting some of the eastward littoral drift, but allowing bypassing of the majority.
Whilst some continue to exist as isolated small loughs, many have now been infilled by sediment washing off the surrounding drumlins.
Esker A ridge of sediment (often winding) made up of sand and gravel deposited by glacial meltwater.
They show that sediment was carried by meltwater derived from an ice front situated on high ground to the south.
A good clue for a horse mussel bed is abundant soft corals on sediment where they wouldn't normally be.
Moving around The young nymphs crawl around in the sediment.
Geological oceanography is also concerned with sediment deposits, which can accumulate over millions of years on the ocean floor.
Detailed stream sediment and rock chip sampling led to the identification of mineralised porphyry with stronger copper than gold potential.
It would also provide insights into potential transport paths (via grain size and sorting analyzes) and likely sediment provenance.
This may provide a locally significant input of clay, sand and gravel derived from Eocene bedrock and overlying drift sediment.
By contrast, the annual yield of coarse sediment is considered to be less than 500m 3.
This information needs supplementary data, but suggests a possible storage volume of intertidal sediment of between 55 and 400 x 106m 3.
Sediment accumulation rates vary considerably through this period, with vey rapid sediment accumulation rates vary considerably through this period, with vey rapid sedimentation in the last 200 years.
Using sediment sampling and digital side-scan sonar, Van Lancker, et al.
The fluctuating flows which transport sediment and create dune movement have been difficult to visualize using conventional dye tracers.
A new optical device was developed for continuously measuring the rate of sediment transport in the system.
Estimating suspended sediment concentrations from ocean color measurements in moderately turbid waters; the impact of variable particle scattering properties.
As the shore line of the Gulf slowly receded southward and westward, the sediment at its bottom gradually came to the surface, and constituted the Cretaceous and Tertiary formations.
The conditions favourable to the production of coal seem therefore to have been-forest growth in swampy ground about the mouths of rivers, and rapid oscillation of level, the coal produced during subsidence being covered up by the sediment brought down by the river forming beds of sand or clay, which, on re-elevation, formed the soil for fresh growths, the alternation being occasionally broken by the deposit of purely marine beds.
The waters continued to recede, and the tributaries, in cutting their way through the sediment, followed the slope of the land and gradually turned northward.
As in Europe, these northern peoples will hold the power which intelligent democracies are consciously absorbing, and the British faculty for statecraft is gradually welding new nations on the British model, without the obsolete traditions and without that human sediment which too frequently chokes the currents of national vitality in the older communities of Europe.
This river, as well as the Amu, conveys vast quantities of sediment into the lake; the delta of the Syr-darya increased by 134 sq.
ChÃ¢teau After the sediment has been removed the wine is subjected to dosage, or liqueuring.
The Platte system is also heavily loaded with sediment in Nebraska.
Burrow contents were analyzed to assess their significance to sediment radiotracer profiles and organic composition.
The remainder of Saturday afternoon was spent in the laboratory learning about the analysis of sediment cores to reconstruct past climates.
Strong currents and heavy sediment had quickly covered the wreckage removing all traces of the flight recorders.
Included are a map of the lake and associated rift basins; a multichannel seismic reflection line; and sediment core analyzes.
Ideally, they should be combined with some seabed sediment sampling.
Tests were also carried out with small depths of sediment deposition.
The study of sediment entrainment from rippled beds continues.
The expected sea-level rise will cause shortage of sediment in the coastal area, resulting in shoreline retreat.
There were half empty cups of green tea and large spittoons filled with sordid saliva and sediment.
The research this year involved the removal of a sediment peel from a deeply stratified archeological site located the Cypress Hills.
Sediment stratigraphies are described from base up, e.g. in the order of deposition.
Three hundred and nine stream sediment and 347 panned concentrate samples were collected and analyzed for a variety of major and trace elements.
This NERC project used the latest in-situ electronic instrumentation to measure sediment transport in the swash zone.
Lower estuary sands and gravels are well-sorted and their very low percentage of heavy metals implies little input of terrigenous sediment.
We also handle other types of moored instrument such as thermistor chains or sediment traps.
At each station, sediment type was recorded as for the transect sampling method.
The models will be tested and validated by field measurement of the dose rate in the sediment and water column.
Main types of water pollution include disease-causing agents, oxygen-demanding wastes, inorganic pollutants, nutrients, organic compounds, suspended sediment, and radioactive compounds.
Suspended sediment is a collection of small solid particles that move along a stream or flow of liquid.
The sediment is an issue because it can distribute harmful runoff and other pollutants into large quantities of water.
The Filtrete Fast Flow Filter in the water station reduces chlorine taste and odor, and sediment to give you great tasting water.
These particles can fall to the bottom of a lake as sediment and disrupt ecosystems on the lake floor.
If you haven't tried cooking with organic raw apple cider vinegar, the murky brown color and sediment in the bottom of the bottle might take a little getting used to.
That sediment in the bottom of the bottle of raw vinegar is the "mother of vinegar" and is composed of living nutrients and good bacteria.
Silt, sand, and sediment soils make this prime land for growing Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Reisling, Syrah, and Pinot Gris.
They provide an attractive way to serve wine, and you can use them to aerate wines and remove sediment.
Wines are allowed to sediment and the wine is then decanted into a fresh container before it is labeled and racked.
First, aged red wines form sediment, which filters to the bottom of the bottle.
The sediment occurs naturally as a process of aging and does not affect the taste or quality of the wine; however, pouring sediment from the bottle into a glass isn't appealing.
The sediment in wine is also known as the dregs.
Remove the bottle from storage on its side and allow it to stand for several hours or a few days in the upright position so that any sediment can filter to the bottom of the bottle.
When sediment appears in the neck of the bottle, stop pouring.
If it isn't, then re-cork the bottle and decant for sediment right before serving.
This sediment also occurs when wines are aged.
Be careful not to suck up the sediment on the bottom of the primary fermentor.
Once the liquid is clear (and there will be sediment on the bottom), it is ready to bottle.
Many vintage ports also leave behind a sediment.
The Gram stain is performed on a sediment of the CSF and is positive in at least 60 percent of cases of bacterial meningitis.
This liquid removes dirt, tobacco stains and other sediment from the cell plates and keeps them working properly.
Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is a golden brown color and has cloudy sediment at the bottom of the bottle known as mother of vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar that contains the Mother, such as Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, collects sediment in the bottom of the bottle and ranges in color from an orange or yellow hue to a brownish color.
C. botulinum lives in soil and marine sediment and can appear on fruit, vegetables, and seafood.
A particularly fine-grained mud is formed on the low coasts of the eastern border of the North Sea by a mixture of the finest sediment carried down by the slow-running rivers with the calcareous or siliceous remains of plankton.
The greatness of the thickness, as it has been measured, is also due in part to the oblique position in which the beds of sediment were originally deposited.
The cork may then be withdrawn and the sediment removed without any wine being lost.
Along the river valleys there are limited areas of fine sediment, and here with irrigation good crops can be grown without the use of fertilizers.
With waters giving little or no sediment, which are often the most dangerous, some change, as by the first method, is necessary.
The slope of the river bed diminishes until the plain compels the river to move slowly, swinging in meanders proportioned to its size, and gradually, controlled by the flattening land, ceasing to transport material, but raising its banks and silting up its bed by the dropped sediment, until, split up and shoaled, its distributaries struggle across its delta to the sea.
This sand has not been brought by the Hudson itself, for that river drops most of its sediment load far up stream, in its long tidal channel.
In some places along the coast there is a narrow strip of decomposed coral limestone; often, too, a coral reef has served to catch the sediment washed down the mountain side until a deep sedimentary soil has been deposited.
The mountains in fact have been hewn out of the original bulk of the land in proportion as the valleys have been excavated_ The denudation would continue so long as the ground stood above the level of the sea; but there have been prolonged periods of depression, when the ground, instead of being eroded, lay below the sea-level and was buried sometimes under thousands of feet of accumulated sediment, which completely filled up and obliterated the previous drainage-lines.
Sleep may overtake the patient in the midst of the sweating stage, and he awakes, not without some feeling of what he has passed through, but on the whole well, with the temperature fallen almost or altogether to the normal, or it may be even below the normal; the pulse moderate and full; the spleen again of its ordinary size; the urine that is passed after the paroxysm deposits a thick brick-red sediment of urates.
It is now allowed to stand for some time, decanted from any sediment, and finally mixed with the calculated quantity of potassium sulphate (or if ammonium alum is required, with ammonium sulphate), well agitated, and the alum is thrown down as a finely-divided precipitate of alum meal.
Ferguson has shown that the sediment is carried away from this area by the set of the currents; probably then it has remained free from sediment whilst the neighbouring sea bottom has gradually been filled up. If so, the thickness of the alluvium is at least 1800 ft., and may be much more.
When cold the pan was chipped away, and the cake of glass broken up into convenient pieces, free of sediment and of scum.
The warp consists of fine muddy sediment which is suspended in the tidal river water and appears to be derived from material scoured from the bed of the Humber by the action of the tide and a certain amount of sediment brought down by the tributary streams which join the Humber some distance from its mouth.
Under these conditions sediments from the high lands were washed out and distributed widely over the plains, giving rise to a thin but widespread formation of ill-assorted sediment, without marine fossils, and, for the most part, without fossils of any kind, and resting unconformably on Cretaceous, Eocene and Miocene formations.
The current is always rapid and heavily loaded with sediment,' and its axis is forever shifting.
The very finest sediment is kept in a state of movement until it drops into the gulleys or furrows of the shelf, where it can come to rest together with the finer fragments of the remains of littoral or bank vegetation.
A very large quantity of sediment is rapidly filling the gulf.
The amount of sediment carried down is very large, though no accurate observations have been made.
A brown slimy sediment, having the appearance of coffee grounds when placed in clear water, has been long observed in pipes conveying surface waters from mountain moorlands.
At the northern end of the lake the sediment brought down by the Victoria Nile is producing a similar effect.