Partitioning of Grain-size Component Populations in Bimodal Sediments SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Partitioning of Grain-size Component Populations in Bimodal Sediments
Author(s)
Choi, Tae-Jin; Park, Jun-Yong; Choi, Jin-Yong
KIOST Author(s)
Park, Jun Yong(박준용)
Alternative Author(s)
박준용
Publication Year
2016-03
Abstract
Most continental shelf sediments show bi- and/or poly-modal patterns consisting of overlapping components in the grain-size distribution (GSD), which generally reflect various environmental conditions as well as multiple sources of sediment. Because the laser-diffraction method is accurate and requires only a few grams, it is useful for analyzing cores with complex sedimentary structures of alternating coarse and fine lamina. In this study mathematical method of the partitioning of component (PCP) is applied to high-resolution GSD analysis for a sediment core collected from the central Yellow Sea (14YS-PC-3, 261 cm). Coarser and finer components within the GSDs of the core sediments with a typical bi-modal pattern were separated by PCP method, and then the textural parameters of each component were recalculated. The upper part (0-75 cm) of the core consists of homogenous muddy sediments of about 8.31 Phi in mean grain size, while bi-modal muddy sands with 6-7 Phi in Mz are predominant at the lower part. Mz of the coarse components are about 4.13 Phi and remain constant throughout the core. The fine components are, however, in a range of 5.52 Phi to 8.71 Phi in Mz showing a typical fining-upward trend, and the amounts of fine component tend to increase upward. This result indicates that the fine component is a main factor determining Mz in the lower part (deeper than 75 cm). The trends of GSD by PCP might be related to the status of depositional energy level during the transgression stage of the Holocene period. Consequently, application of PCP to precise GSD data, together with the geochemical, palaeontological and age-dating data, can contribute to the better understanding of sediment sources and comprehensive paleo-environmental conditions.
ISSN
0749-0208
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2240
DOI
10.2112/SI75-265.1
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, pp.1322 - 1326, 2016
Publisher
COASTAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Subject
UNFLOCCULATED SEDIMENTS; POLYMODAL SEDIMENTS; ROUND DISTRIBUTIONS; SEA
Keywords
PCP; Grain-size distribution; Curve-fitting; Laser-diffraction method
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article; Proceedings Paper
Publisher
COASTAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
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