Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (sĕd′ə-mən-tŏl′ə-jē, -mĕn-)
The science that deals with the description, classification, and origin of sedimentary rock.

sed′i·men′to·log′ic (-mĕn′tl-ŏj′ĭk), sed′i·men′to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
sed′i·men·tol′o·gist n.


(Geological Science) the branch of geology concerned with sedimentary rocks and deposits
ˌsedimenˈtologist n


(ˌsɛd ə mənˈtɒl ə dʒi)

the study of sedimentary rocks.
sed`i•men`to•log′ic (-ˌmɛn tlˈɒdʒ ɪk) sed`i•men`to•log′i•cal, adj.
sed`i•men•tol′o•gist, n.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Pinakhina & Marss), but also other fossils (Rozhnov), sedimentology and stratigraphy (Luksevics et al.
For this, The city wishes to appeal to a multidisciplinary team having obligatorily the following skills: - skills in seaside tourism (cruises), Fishing, Sailing, Leisure activities related to the sea, - port structures, Maritime and torrential hydraulics, Vrd, Geotechnics, Solid transport, Sedimentology, And town planning, - associated regulatory procedures (environmental, General police, Internal regulations of the port), - port economy, Available financing.
The Carbonate Course at the Geocenter covers all classic and modern aspects of carbonate sedimentology.
2003): Sedimentology and stratigraphy of a tide-dominated, foreland-basin delta (Fly River, Papua New Guinea).
The 14 papers that emerged from the gathering explore stratigraphy and sedimentology, the Lemhi Sub-basin, geochemistry and geochronology, and geophysics and structural geology.
My credentials on the issue include a doctorate in marine geology and numerous peer-reviewed articles on that discipline (published in international journals); numerous years of research and teaching marine geology and sedimentology (which includes all the many facets of sand and its properties); numerous studies regarding natural hazards in the Philippines; and membership in the National Academy of Science and Technology conferred by years of respected science.
Glacioeustatic cyclicity in Quaternary carbonates of the southern Arabian Gulf: sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, palaeoenvironments and climatic record.
Problematically, the nationalistic planning for the Yellow River during the Maoist Period failed to consider the sedimentology of the river, hence perpetuating environmental degradation that is still being addressed in present times, which is why Pietz places such great emphasis on the Mao epoch.
Sedimentology encompasses the study of modern sediments such as sand, mud, silt, and clay, as well as the processes that result in their deposition.
Fuller accounts of the sedimentology of these bodies are provided by Browne and Plint (1994) and Ielpi et al.
The course will be held in Erlangen from February 20 to 27, 2015, and will cover all classic and modern aspects of carbonate sedimentology.