diverse sedimentary enviornments owing to the wide range of temperature and rainfall on the surface of the land. Includes lake, alluvial, desert, and glacial enviornments.
Usually classified on the basis of water depth, which determines the kinds of currents present. Includes deep sea, continental shelf, organic reefs, and continental margins/ slope enviornments
are dominated by the dynamics of waves, tides, and river currents on sandy shores. Includes delta, beach, and tidal flat environments.
After sediments are deposited and buried, they are subject to ___________________- the many physical and chemical changes that continue until the sediment or sedimentary rock is either exposed to weathering or metamorphosed by heat and pressure.
include all kinds of features formed at the time of deposition. Examples include bedding, cross-bedding, ripples, and bioturbation structures.