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Groynes in coastal engineering (CIRIA C793), published by CIRIA in 2020, defines cohesive sediment as: ‘Sediment containing significant proportion of clays, the physico-chemical properties of which cause the sediment to bind together.’
It defines sediment grading as: 'Distribution defined by nominal and extreme limits with regard to size or mass of individual sediment grains.'
And sediment transport as: 'The movement of a mass of sedimentary material by the forces of currents and waves. This can be either perpendicular (cross-shore) or parallel (longshore) to the shoreline.'
Geoarchaeology, Using Earth Sciences to Understand the Archaeological Record, published by Historic England in 2015, defines sediment as: ‘a collection of rock, mineral and/or organic particles that has been moved from their original source and redeposited elsewhere by natural or human agencies.’
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