Studying rock layers

Studying rock layers

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Caption: Studying rock layers. Sedimentologist recording details of layers or strata in a rock section. Some rocks are formed when layers of sediment (deposited by a river, for example) are compressed. By studying the layers, a sedimentologist can reconstruct the processes that created the rock. Photographed on Seymour Island, Antarctica.

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Keywords: antarctic, antarctica, earth science, field, field-work, fieldwork, geologist, geology, layers, log, male, man, notebook, notes, rock section, sedimentologist, sedimentology, seymour island, strata, studying, survey, surveying

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