which of the following methods of transportation will result in the best degree of sorting

The most efficient way of transporting clastic particles is by ship. However, many clasts are too large to be transported by ship and are in need of special handling. In such cases, the best solution is to use deflation pavement.

Transporting large clasts

In geological processes, a large amount of sediment is transported. This sediment is usually sorted on a relative basis. The degree of sorting varies with the size of the clasts and the distance from the source. Larger clasts have a higher degree of sorting than smaller ones.

Transporting clastic particles

The degree of sorting a clastic particle achieves is dependent on its size and transport mode. Rapid rivers, raging glaciers, and high-altitude streams can all transport particles of different sizes. During flash floods, these streams drop the largest particles first, followed by smaller ones. Gentle currents, on the other hand, transport only the smallest particles. These factors all contribute to sorting.

Transporting small clasts

Different flow modes have different effects on clastic particles, causing the particles to be transported in different sizes. When rivers are flowing quickly, high in the mountains, or during flash floods, they can transport all sizes, but when they are flowing slower, they only carry the smallest particles. This phenomenon is called sorting, and it occurs when clastic particles are transported in a certain order based on their size.

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