mud (sediment)

mud (sediment)

Schlamm (Sediment) barro (sedimento) vase

Definition

A mixture of clay and/or silt with water to form a plastic mass with a particle size preponderantly below 0.06 mm diameter. It is deposited in low-energy environments in lakes, estuaries and lagoons. It may also be deposited in deep-sea environments.

Broader terms

sediment