[ noun ] matter deposited by water or ice or wind
Used in print(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
The cores of deep sea sediments and content of collectors in remote regions are valuable in this category .
A measure of the total mass accretion of meteoritic material by the Earth is obtained from analyses of deep sea sediments and dust collected in remote regions ( Pettersson , 1960 ) .
This is much higher than the nickel content of terrestrial dusts and sediments and provides a basis for the determination of the meteoritic mass influx .
[ verb ] deposit as a sediment
[ verb ] settle as sediment