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  • noun Plural form of clast.

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Examples

  • Leier first studied loose pebbles and rocks, also known as clasts, when he was looking at sand dunes in Wyoming and noticed that the clasts seemed to spread away from each other in an almost organized fashion.

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  • Small rocks called clasts are uniformly spaced along the surface of Mars, including in the intercrater plain between Mars 'Lahontan Crater.

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  • Studded with all manner of clasts, and capped with the dune sand, I guessed the clay must be of Pleistocene age, though, my knowledge of New England geology is still rudimentary.

    A vagina is not a clown car.

  • These Spirit Rover camera images of the intercrater plain between Mars' Lahontan Crater show uniformly-spaced small rocks, known as clasts.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • These Spirit Rover camera images of the intercrater plain between Mars' Lahontan Crater show uniformly-spaced small rocks, known as clasts.

    Solved: The Mystery of The Walking Martian Rocks

  • Systematic grid sampling demonstrates that nearly all of the clasts are derived from vertebrate sources bones = 27%, coprolites = 20%, probable coprolites = 53%, and invertebrate body fossils are nearly absent.

    Two new Taphonomy papers

  • Systematic grid sampling demonstrates that nearly all of the clasts are derived from vertebrate sources bones = 27%, coprolites = 20%, probable coprolites = 53%, and invertebrate body fossils are nearly absent.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Peat clasts from Unteraargletscher and Vadrec del Forno point to the existence of in-situ organic material in former proglacial areas which are now occupied by the glaciers Figure 4.

    Thoughts on Alpine Glacier Stratigraphy « Climate Audit

  • From levels I and II, 112 wood and 166 clasts of peat were sampled in October 1995 and 13 wood samples in September 1996.

    Thoughts on Alpine Glacier Stratigraphy « Climate Audit

  • Radiocarbon dates on wood and peat clasts therefore correspond with the time of glacial recessions and tree growth at higher elevations than at present.

    Thoughts on Alpine Glacier Stratigraphy « Climate Audit

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