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A study on textural characteristics of the Palar River sediments, Sadurangapattinam to Mamandur, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geology, University of madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600025, India
  • 2Department of Geology, University of madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600025, India
  • 3Department of Geology, University of madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600025, India
  • 4Department of Geology, University of madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600025, India
  • 5Department of Geology, University of madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600025, India
  • 6Department of Geology, University of madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai-600025, India

Int. Res. J. Earth Sci., Volume 5, Issue (11), Pages 24-33, December,25 (2017)


Being study on textural characteristics is to understand the source of evolution for sediments under river environment. The work carried out is to characterise its textural properties of river debris and how its flood energy interact with granule transportation. Granule properties such as mean, sorting, kurtosis and skewness were predicted accounting modernized version of the GRADISTAT software. The sediment samples shows having very coarse sand to medium sand with unimodal and bimodal nature. The studied area shows entire river area described as poorly sorted, moderately well sorted and moderately sorted debris surroundings. Debris was classified as coarse skewed to symmetrical with platykurtic, mesokurtic and leptokurtic properties. Based on the CM (Coarser one percentile value in micron) pattern, the debris falls in wheeling and suspension range. Granules are sub-angular to sub-rounded. Majority of granules shows low to medium sphericity. The interrelationship of various textural parameters appears to be normal thereby, suggesting that the original texture of the sediments and by implication, original detrital modes are preserved and have not been affected by diagenetic processes.


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