Helen W. Dow
20240103
Sediment grain size at river outlets along the California coast
comma-delimited text
Data release
DOI:10.5066/P99V17HO
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California
U.S. Geological Survey
Suggested Citation: Dow, H.W., 2024, Sediment grain size at river outlets along the California coast: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P99V17HO.
https://doi.org/10.5066/P99V17HO
Fluvial sediment samples were collected from the lowermost reaches of 21 coastal watersheds in California, in order to characterize surficial grain size of river sediment from deposits that appeared to be recent based on field context. Samples were collected using a trowel to sample the uppermost 10 cm of sediment. Sampled locations included river-deposited sediment, upstream of tidal influence. Samples excluded coarse gravel and cobble grain sizes, if present. The watersheds selected for sampling have relatively little urban land use and no other recent data available on their fluvial sediment grain size. Sediment samples were analyzed for grain size at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) laboratory in Santa Cruz, California. The USGS gratefully acknowledges sampling permission granted by California State Parks.
Laboratory measurements of sediment grain size in coastal watersheds of California.
Additional information about the USGS field activity or activities from which these data were derived is available online at:
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20220506
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ground condition on days of sample collection
None planned
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geoscientificInformation
environment
inlandWaters
Data Categories for Marine Planning
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Nonliving Resources
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earth sciences
datasets
field inventory and monitoring
grain-size analysis
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U.S. Geological Survey
USGS
Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program
CMHRP
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
PCMSC
USGS Metadata Identifier
USGS:6532dd2fd34ee4b6e05bb128
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
State of California
None
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U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
PCMSC Science Data Coordinator
mailing and physical
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz
CA
95060
831-427-4747
pcmsc_data@usgs.gov
https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/file/get/6532dd2fd34ee4b6e05bb128?name=Waddell.jpg&allowOpen=true
Sediment sampling site at Waddell Creek, California
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USGS gratefully acknowledges sampling permission granted by California State Parks.
Microsoft Excel
Beckman-Coulter
2011
Instructions for Use: LS 13 320 Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer
Beckman-Coulter, 2011, Instructions for Use: LS 13 320 Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer: Brea, Calif., Beckman-Coulter, 246 p.
https://www.beckmancoulter.com/wsrportal/techdocs?docname=b05577ab.pdf
Robert E. Carver
1971
Procedures in Sedimentary Petrology
Carver, R.E., 1971, Procedures in Sedimentary Petrology: Wiley Interscience, New York: 49-94.
https://tamug-ir.tdl.org/handle/1969.3/21450
E. E. Collias
M. R. Rona
D. A. McManus
J. S. Creager
1963
Machine Processing of Geological Data
Collias, E.E., Rona, M.R., McManus, D.A., and Creager, J.S., 1963, Machine processing of geological data: Department of Oceanography, University of Washington, Technical Report No. 87, 119 p.
https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/AD0423746.pdf
Robert Louis Folk
1974
Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks
Folk, R.L., 1974, Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks: Hemphill Publishing Co., Austin, TX, 182 p.
https://tamug-ir.tdl.org/handle/1969.3/21435
Robert Louis Folk
1980
Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks
Folk, R.L., 1980, Petrology of Sedimentary Rocks: Hemphill Publishing Co., Austin, TX, 184 p.
https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/bitstream/handle/2152/22930/folkpetrology.pdf?sequence=3
Robert Louis Folk
1966
A review of grain-size parameters
Folk, R.L.,1966, A review of grain-size parameters: Sedimentology, 6, 73-93.
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3091.1966.tb01572.x
Robert Louis Folk
William C. Ward
1957
Brazos River bar; a study in the significance of grain size parameters
Folk, R.L., and Ward, W.C., 1957, Brazos River bar; a study in the significance of grain size parameters: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 27, 3-26.
https://doi.org/10.1306/74D70646-2B21-11D7-8648000102C1865D
Douglas Lamar Inman
1952
Measures for describing the size distribution of sediments
Inman, D.L., 1952, Measures for describing the size distribution of sediments: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 22, 125-145.
https://doi.org/10.1306/D42694DB-2B26-11D7-8648000102C1865D
J.M. Jaquet
J.P. Vernet
1976
Moment and graphic size parameters in sediments of Lake Geneva (Switzerland)
Jaquet J.M., and Vernet J.P., 1976, Moment and graphic size parameters in sediments of Lake Geneva (Switzerland): Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 46, 305-312.
https://doi.org/10.1306/212F6F46-2B24-11D7-8648000102C1865D
Penscil Inc.
2015
pcSDSZ: Sediment Size Analysis Software for Windows Operation Manual Version 2.00, prepared for USGS Coastal and Marine Geology
Penscil Inc., 2015, pcSDSZ: Sediment Size Analysis Software for Windows Operation Manual Version 2.00, prepared for USGS Coastal and Marine Geology. Unpublished document.
Parker D. Trask
1930
Mechanical analyses of sediments by centrifuge
Trask, P.D., 1930, Mechanical analyses of sediments by centrifuge: Economic Geology, 25, p. 581-599.
https://doi.org/10.2113/gsecongeo.25.6.581
Parker D. Trask
1932
Origin and environment of source sediments of petroleum
Trask, P. D., 1932, Origin and environment of source sediments of petroleum: Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, Texas. 323 p.
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-marine-biological-association-of-the-united-kingdom/article/abs/origin-and-environment-of-source-sediments-of-petroleum-by-d-trask-parker-assisted-by-harold-e-hammar-and-c-c-wu-gulf-publishing-co-houston-texas-323-pp-1932/E4212BACC9A798808CC166A1DE4CF691#article
UIC Inc.
2022
Operation Manual Model CM5017 CO2 Coulometer
UIC Inc., Operation Manual Model CM5017 CO2 Coulometer, Joliet, IL, 2.0, 28-30.
UIC Inc.
2022
Operation Manual Model CM5200 Autosampler Furnace
UIC Inc., Operation Manual Model CM5200 Autosampler Furnace, Joliet, IL, 2.4, 13 p.
For grain-size analyses, annual service tests and daily calibrations with reference standards ensured that the Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 operated within specifications (Beckman-Coulter, 2011). Each sample was analyzed three times by the instrument and the data were averaged. In addition, a lab procedural duplicate was run with each batch of samples to ensure consistency and values were within 15 percent. For total carbon and total inorganic carbon analyses, duplicates were run for each sample and the results were averaged. PCMSC ensured that the instrument was within specifications by running blanks and pure, reagent-grade calcium carbonate standard before and after every 10 samples. A lab procedural duplicate was run with each batch of samples to ensure consistency and values were within 15 percent.
Data values are within the expected value range.
Dataset is considered complete for the information presented, as described in the abstract. Users are advised to read the rest of the metadata record carefully for additional details.
A formal accuracy assessment of the horizontal positional information in the data set has not been conducted.
SAMPLE COLLECTION: Samples were collected using a hand-operated trowel to collect sediment in the upper 10 cm of fluvial deposits.
2022
GRAIN-SIZE ANALYSIS: Grain-size analysis was conducted by the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC) sediment lab using a Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 particle size analyzer with an aqueous liquid module attachment. PCMSC procedures are modified from those described in Carver (1971) and Folk (1974, 1980). 5-50 grams of sediment was sub-sampled and at least 10 milliliters of 30 percent hydrogen peroxide was added to oxidize overnight to remove organics. The samples were then heated to 250 degrees Celsius to drive off excess hydrogen peroxide. Next, samples were placed in an ultrasonic bath to help disperse silt and clay (mud) from sand and larger-sized particles. Samples were then rinsed twice in deionized water with centrifugation to remove soluble ions. Subsequently, the samples were wet sieved with 1 millimeter and 0.063 millimeter sieves to segregate the combined gravel and coarse sand fraction (greater than 1 millimeter), sand (1 millimeter to 0.063 millimeter), and mud (less than 0.063 millimeter). The coarse sand + gravel fractions were then dried, dry sieved at 1/4phi intervals and weighed (Carver, 1971). The sand fraction was dried and weighed. The mud fraction was collected in a 1 liter graduated cylinder, 5 milliliters of at least 10 percent sodium hexametaphosphate (dispersant) was added, and deionized water was added to bring the total the volume to 1 liter. The mud + dispersant solution sat overnight to ensure complete dispersion and to observe if flocculation occurred. Subsequently, a 20 milliliter aliquot was extracted from the graduated cylinder and dried to obtain the mud fraction weight normalized to a 1-liter basis. The mud and sand fractions were analyzed separately via the Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 with the aqueous liquid module attachment. All size fraction data were compiled and converted by the PCMSC sediment lab pcSDSZ program (Penscil, 2015) to a grain-size distribution at 1/4phi size intervals on a weight percent basis. pcSDSZ also calculated interpolated sizes and graphical statistics on a percent coarser basis (Folk and Ward, 1957; Folk, 1966; Folk, 1974, 1980; Inman, 1952; Trask, 1930, 1932) and moment measures (Collias and others, 1963; Jaquet and Vernet, 1976; Folk 1980).
2022
Angela Tan
USGS
Physical Scientist
mailing and physical
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz
CA
95060
831-460-7409
atan@usgs.gov
INTERPOLATED SIZES: Grain sizes at select cumulative percentage values (D) were calculated by the PCMSC Sediment Lab software pcSDSZ version 1.71 on a percent coarser basis, which summed from coarse to fine bins. D values were interpolated between phi bins bracketing the specified D value. Grain sizes were converted into units of millimeters (mm) using the formula mm=reciprocal of 2(exponent)phi or (phi=-log2(mm)). Interpolated grain sizes at D5, D10, D16, D25, D50, D75, D84, D90, and D95 are reported in phi and millimeter units.
2022
Angela Tan
USGS
Physical Scientist
mailing and physical
2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz
CA
95060
831-460-7409
atan@usgs.gov
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Point
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Decimal Degrees
D_WGS_1984
WGS_1984
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Attribute table
Table of data
producer defined
Watershed
Name of river or watershed where sample was collected
producer defined
place names
Sample_ID
Name of sample
producer defined
unique identifier for each sample
Date_Collected
Date of sample collection
producer defined
2022-05-04
2022-08-24
yyyy-mm-dd
Description
Field description of sampled material. “N/A” indicates Not Available, no description noted about a sample
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text to describe the sample
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decimal degrees
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Longitude of sample
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter greater than -4.00 phi, or 16 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -4.00 and -3.75 phi, or 13.5 and 16 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -3.75 and -3.50 phi, or 11.2 and 13.5 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -3.50 and -3.25 phi, or 9.51 and 11.2 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -3.25 and -3.00 phi, or 8 and 9.51 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -3.00 and -2.75 phi, or 6.73 and 8 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
-2.50phi_5.66mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -2.75 and -2.50 phi, or 5.66 and 6.73 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
-2.25phi_4.76mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -2.50 and -2.25 phi, or 4.76 and 5.66 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
-2.00phi_4mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -2.25 and -2.00 phi, or 4 and 4.76 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -2.00 and -1.75 phi, or 3.36 and 4 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
-1.50phi_2.83mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -1.75 and -1.50 phi, or 2.83 and 3.36 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
-1.25phi_2.38mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -1.50 and -1.25 phi, or 2.38 and 2.83 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
-1.00phi_2mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -1.25 and -1.00 phi, or 2 and 2.38 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
-0.75phi_1.68mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -1.00 and -0.75 phi, or 1.68 and 2 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
-0.50phi_1.41mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -0.75 and -0.50 phi, or 1.41 and 1.68 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
-0.25phi_1.19mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -0.50 and -0.25 phi, or 1.19 and 1.41 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
0.00phi_1mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between -0.25 and 0.00 phi, or 1 and 1.19 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 0.00 and 0.25 phi, or 0.8409 and 1 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
0.50phi_0.7071mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 0.25 and 0.50 phi, or 0.7071 and 0.8409 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
0.75phi_0.5946mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 0.50 and 0.75 phi, or 0.5946 and 0.7071 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
1.00phi_0.5mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 0.75 and 1.00 phi, or 0.5 and 0.5946 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
1.25phi_0.4204mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 1.00 and 1.25 phi, or 0.4204 and 0.5 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
1.50phi_0.3536mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 1.25 and 1.50 phi, or 0.3536 and 0.4204 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
1.75phi_0.2973mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 1.50 and 1.75 phi, or 0.2973 and 0.3536 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
2.00phi_0.25mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 1.75 and 2.00 phi, or 0.25 and 0.2973 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
2.25phi_0.2102mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 2.00 and 2.25 phi, or 0.2102 and 0.25 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
2.50phi_0.1768mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 2.25 and 2.50 phi, or 0.1768 and 0.2102 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 2.50 and 2.75 phi, or 0.1487 and 0.1768 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
3.00phi_0.125mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 2.75 and 3.00 phi, or 0.125 and 0.1487 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
3.25phi_0.1051mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 3.00 and 3.25 phi, or 0.1051 and 0.125 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
3.50phi_0.088388mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 3.25 and 3.50 phi, or 0.088388 and 0.1051 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
3.75phi_0.074325mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 3.50 and 3.75 phi, or 0.074325 and 0.088388 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
4.00phi_0.0625mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 3.75 and 4.00 phi, or 0.0625 and 0.074325 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
4.25phi_0.052556mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 4.00 and 4.25 phi, or 0.052556 and 0.0625 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
4.50phi_0.044194mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 4.25 and 4.50 phi, or 0.044194 and 0.052556 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
4.75phi_0.037163mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 4.50 and 4.75 phi, or 0.037163 and 0.044194 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
5.00phi_0.03125mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 4.75 and 5.00 phi, or 0.03125 and 0.037163 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
5.25phi_0.026278mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 5.00 and 5.25 phi, or 0.026278 and 0.03125 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
5.50phi_0.022097mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 5.25 and 5.50 phi, or 0.022097 and 0.026278 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
5.75phi_0.018581mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 5.50 and 5.75 phi, or 0.018581 and 0.022097 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
6.00phi_0.015625mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 5.75 and 6.00 phi, or 0.015625 and 0.018581 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
6.25phi_0.013139mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 6.00 and 6.25 phi, or 0.013139 and 0.015625 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
6.50phi_0.011049mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 6.25 and 6.50 phi, or 0.011049 and 0.013139 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
6.75phi_0.009291mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 6.50 and 6.75 phi, or 0.009291 and 0.011049 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
7.00phi_0.007813mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 6.75 and 7.00 phi, or 0.007813 and 0.009291 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
7.25phi_0.00657mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 7.00 and 7.25 phi, or 0.00657 and 0.007813 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
7.50phi_0.005524mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 7.25 and 7.50 phi, or 0.005524 and 0.00657 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
7.75phi_0.004645mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 7.50 and 7.75 phi, or 0.004645 and 0.005524 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
8.00phi_0.003906mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 7.75 and 8.00 phi, or 0.003906 and 0.004645 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
8.25phi_0.003285mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 8.00 and 8.25 phi, or 0.003285 and 0.003906 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
8.50phi_0.002762mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 8.25 and 8.50 phi, or 0.002762 and 0.003285 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 8.50 and 8.75 phi, or 0.002323 and 0.002762 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 8.75 and 9.00 phi, or 0.001953 and 0.002323 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 9.00 and 9.25 phi, or 0.001642 and 0.001953 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 9.25 and 9.50 phi, or 0.001381 and 0.001642 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
9.75phi_0.001161mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 9.50 and 9.75 phi, or 0.001161 and 0.001381 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 9.75 and 9.99 phi, or 0.000983 and 0.001161 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
10.25phi_0.000821mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 9.99 and 10.25 phi, or 0.000821 and 0.000983 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
10.50phi_0.000691mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 10.25 and 10.50 phi, or 0.000691 and 0.000821 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
10.75phi_0.000581mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 10.50 and 10.75 phi, or 0.000581 and 0.000691 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
10.99phi_0.000492mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 10.75 and 10.99 phi, or 0.000492 and 0.000581 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
11.25phi_0.000411mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 10.99 and 11.25 phi, or 0.000411 and 0.000492 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
11.48phi_0.00035mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 11.25 and 11.48 phi, or 0.00035 and 0.000411 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
12.02phi_0.000241mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 11.48 and 12.02 phi, or 0.000241 and 0.00035 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
13.02phi_0.00012mm
Weight percent of sample with grain diameter between 12.02 and 13.02 phi, or 0.00012 and 0.000241 mm
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0
100
percentage
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percent of sample greater than 2 mm
producer defined
0
100
percentage
Percent_Sand
percent of sample less than 2 mm and greater than 63 microns
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0
100
percentage
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percent of sample less than 63 microns and greater than 4 microns
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0
100
percentage
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percent of sample less than 4 microns
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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percent of sample less than 63 microns
producer defined
0
100
percentage
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ratio of percent gravel in sample to percent sand
producer defined
0
5.408
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ratio of percent sand in sample to percent silt
producer defined
1.195
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ratio of percent silt in sample to percent clay
producer defined
0.904
16.953
dimensionless
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ratio of percent sand in sample to percent clay
producer defined
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dimensionless
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ratio of percent sand in sample to percent mud
producer defined
1.004
207.302
dimensionless
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ratio of percent gravel in sample to percent mud
producer defined
0
119.726
dimensionless
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Phi size at D5 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
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2.559
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Phi size at D10 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
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2.810
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D16_percent_coarser_basis_in_phi
Phi size at D16 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
-4.000
3.026
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D25_percent_coarser_basis_in_phi
Phi size at D25 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
-4.000
3.291
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D50_percent_coarser_basis_in_phi
Phi size at D50 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
-4.000
3.997
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D75_percent_coarser_basis_in_phi
Phi size at D75 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
-1.673
5.208
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D84_percent_coarser_basis_in_phi
Phi size at D84 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
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6.661
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D90_percent_coarser_basis_in_phi
Phi size at D90 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
-0.233
8.251
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D95_percent_coarser_basis_in_phi
Phi size at D95 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
-0.032
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mm size at D95 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
0.0013
1.0227
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D90_percent_coarser_basis_in_mm
mm size at D90 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
0.0033
1.1753
millimeters
D84_percent_coarser_basis_in_mm
mm size at D84 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
0.0099
1.5793
millimeters
D75_percent_coarser_basis_in_mm
mm size at D75 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
0.0270
3.1881
millimeters
D50_percent_coarser_basis_in_mm
mm size at D50 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
0.0626
16.0000
millimeters
D25_percent_coarser_basis_in_mm
mm size at D25 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
0.1022
16.0000
millimeters
D16_percent_coarser_basis_in_mm
mm size at D16 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
0.1228
16.0000
millimeters
D10_percent_coarser_basis_in_mm
mm size at D10 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
0.1426
16.0000
millimeters
D5_percent_coarser_basis_in_mm
mm size at D5 on a percent coarser basis
producer defined
0.1697
16.0000
millimeters
Folk_Ward_Median_percent_coarser_basis
median for sample by Folk and Ward (1957) method
producer defined
-4.000000
3.997017
Phi size
Folk_Ward_Mean_percent_coarser_basis
mean for sample by Folk and Ward (1957) method
producer defined
-2.859930
4.428883
Phi size
Folk_Ward_Sorting_percent_coarser_basis
sorting for sample by Folk and Ward (1957) method
producer defined
0.302212
3.758149
Phi size
Folk_Ward_Skewness_percent_coarser_basis
skewness for sample by Folk and Ward (1957) method
producer defined
-0.310310
1.481265
Phi size
Folk_Ward_Kurtosis_percent_coarser_basis
kurtosis for sample by Folk and Ward (1957) method
producer defined
0.415391
3.933949
Phi size
Inman_Median_percent_coarser_basis
median for sample by Inman (1952) method
producer defined
-4.000000
3.997017
Phi size
Inman_Mean_percent_coarser_basis
mean for sample by Inman (1952) method
producer defined
-2.294713
4.644817
Phi size
Inman_Sorting_percent_coarser_basis
sorting for sample by Inman (1952) method
producer defined
0.237718
4.064790
Phi size
Inman_Skew_16_84_percent_coarser_basis
skewness for sample (D16-D84) by Inman (1952) method
producer defined
-0.525911
1.581107
Phi size
Inman_Skew_05_95_percent_coarser_basis
skewness for sample (D05-D95) by Inman (1952) method
producer defined
-0.363275
3.833196
Phi size
Inman_Kurtosis_percent_coarser_basis
kurtosis for sample by Inman (1952) method
producer defined
-0.098593
4.069246
Phi size
Trask_Median_percent_coarser_basis
median for sample by Trask (1930) method
producer defined
0.062629
16.000000
millimeters
Trask_Mean_percent_coarser_basis
mean for sample by Trask (1930) method
producer defined
0.064603
9.594030
millimeters
Trask_Sorting_percent_coarser_basis
sorting for sample by Trask (1930) method
producer defined
1.129966
10.012454
millimeters
Trask_Skewness_percent_coarser_basis
skewness for sample by Trask (1930) method
producer defined
0.064952
24.090525
millimeters
Trask_Kurtosis_percent_coarser_basis
kurtosis for sample by Trask (1930) method
producer defined
0.018911
1.255984
millimeters
1_Moment_Mean_Phi
First Moment measure
producer defined
-2.753849
4.568478
Phi size
1_Moment_Mean_mm
First Moment measure
producer defined
0.042145
6.745143
millimeters
2_Moment_Variance
Second Moment measure
producer defined
0.387541
15.070548
phi
2_Moment_Standard_Deviation
Second Moment measure
producer defined
0.622528
3.882080
Phi size
3_Moment_Skewness
Third Moment measure
producer defined
0.084266
6.180729
dimensionless
4_Moment_Kurtosis
Fourth Moment measure
producer defined
2.497511
64.017637
dimensionless
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