Observe the origins of ocean floor sediments

Jennifer Loomis, TERC

This visualization shows three different sources of marine sedimentation from three different source areas; coastal, sea floor, and hydrothermal vent systems. Clicking on each image brings up particular examples how how terrigenous, biogenous, and inorganic or 'hydregenous' sediments are formed and delivered to the ocean floor.

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This resource is referenced here:Keywords: ocean floor, sediments, marine, sedimentation