Sieving sediment

A person wearing a lab coat and rubber gloves holds clear plastic tube with water running into a cylindrical metal pan.

Detailed Description

Washing a sediment sample through two sieves with distilled water lets us measure the fractions of gravel (bigger than 2 millimeters or -1 phi) and sand (2 millimeters to 63 microns, -1 phi to 4 phi). Smaller sediment passes through the sieves into a standard 1-liter graduated cylinder.

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Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: Santa Cruz, CA, US

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