Alt om sedimenttranport og avsetning fra en "ikke-forurenset kilde"

"The suspended particles that fall to the bottom of a water body are called settleable solids."

"In marine environments, nearly all suspended sediment will settle. This is due to the presence of salt ions in the water. Salt ions bond to the suspended particles, encouraging them to combine with other particles in the water. As the collective weight increases, the sediment begins to sink to the seafloor. This is why oceans and other marine ecosystems tend to have lower turbidity levels (greater water clarity) than freshwater environments."