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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 20 (1950)No. 2. (June), Pages 98-106

Transportation of Sediment by Bubbles

Henry W. Menard


Bubbles adhere to sediment in water and facilitate its transportation both in suspension and as bed-load. The physical limitations on the formation of Previous HitbubbleTop-grain agglomerates are analysed, and natural environments favorable for their occurrence are discussed. The agglomerates influence the sorting as well as the transportation of sediment.

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