Particle size scales and classification of sediment types based on particle size distributions: Review and recommended procedures

  title={Particle size scales and classification of sediment types based on particle size distributions: Review and recommended procedures},
  author={Simon J. Blott and Kenneth Pye},
  • S. BlottK. Pye
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • Sedimentology
This paper provides a review of different particle size scales, size class terminology and particle size distribution (‘textural’) classification schemes which are widely used in sedimentology, geomorphology, soil science, aquatic ecology and civil engineering. It is concluded that a revised system of size class nomenclature, based on the Udden (1898) and Wentworth (1922) schemes, provides the most logical and consistent framework for use with sediments and a wide range of other particulate… 

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