EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > GEOTECHNICAL PROPERTIES
A distinguishing trait, quality, or property of any deposit of insoluble
material, primarily rock and soil particles, transported from land areas
to the ocean by wind, ice, and rivers, as well as the remains of marine
organisms, products of submarine volcanism, chemical
precipitates from seawater, and materials from outer space (e.g.,
meteorites) that accumulate on the seafloor.