Use and misuses of the φ-scale; discussion

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doi: 10.1306/212F7EAF-2B24-11D7-8648000102C1865D
Authors:Pierce, J. W.; Graus, R. R.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Smithson. Inst., Sedimentol. Lab., Washington, DC, United States
North. Va. Comm. Coll., United States
Volume Title:Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Source:Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 51(4), p.1348-1350. Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States. ISSN: 0022-4472
Publication Date:1981
Note:In English. 12 refs.; 1 table
Summary:Reporting of sediment sizes in phi units without further explanation hinders the interpretation of results by biologists, engineers, and others unfamiliar with these units. Likewise, 'mean' grain size should be specified as an arithmetic or geometric mean. [H.R.B.]
Subjects:Methods; Phi scale; Sedimentary petrology; Statistical analysis
Abstract Numbers:82M/4982
Record ID:1982032761
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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