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A comparison of Fluvial and Glacial Sediments (deposits).

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Introduction

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This was the original plan for the results table we were going to use. However during collecting the evidence our group decided we could double the amount of our results in ample time. So this is the real results table we developed. We were helped by 1 person in identifying some of the rocks, she was called Lucy and she was an instructor for this course. On the actual day we collected 20 samples from each site both the terminal moraine and the slip off slope. The roundness figures are relating to the table from above. Our results table is as below; Stage 3 description, analysis and interpretation of evidence. Some graphs may help to show the evidence. Firstly the length of the b axis against the length of the slip off slope. (Sample every 1 meter). Graph sheet 1 Anomalous point Graph sheet 2 These are the results for the composition of both fluvial and glacial deposits. Here O represents other specimen of rock P is Phyllite and G is granite. Fluvial deposits Glacial deposits As it is clear here the fluvial deposits have more variation that that of the glacial deposits, the glacial deposits contain no other rock types. This is not as I would have expected due to the fact the glacier show in the diagram below has travelled much further than the river and through more rock layers and deposits. However I may have an explanation for this. Glacier River This is not as I would have expected due to the fact the glacier show in the diagram above has travelled much further than the river and through more rock layers and deposits. However I may have an explanation for this. ...read more.

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