Physical Geography 102
Sedimentary Rocks Study Guide

After the "Sedimentary Rocks" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What is the Sedimentary Cycle?

What does weathering do to rocks?

List the major agents of erosion.

What is sediment?

What is soil?

What are meteorites?

How is biologic activity able to add or remove material from the Sedimentary Cycle?

What is meant by transportation of sediment?

What are the mechanisms by which transportation occurs?

What is the relationship between transportation of sediment and energy?

What is erosion?

What happens to sediment during the deposition process?

What happens to sediment during the lithification process?

List and define the three lithification processes.

What is a sedimentary rock?