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Numeric calculation of the arithmetic mean for the particle size – its advantage over the phi scale

Calculating the arithmetic mean in particle (grain) size, am, with the phi scale (Folk, 1964: 81), is quite complicated. Its calculation, therefore, should be done in the numeric, or arithmetic way, where the sizes for the percentiles are directly given: - - For the sizes, with the greatest frequencies, the values of 25; 50 and of 75 weight %, are included in the calculation. - - 5 and 95 wt. % are suggested as the ends from the graph. With this, 90 % of the total particle-size data go into the calculation.

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Author
Ludwig Biermanns
Institutionen
Universität Tübingen, Germany
Veranstaltung
Abstract GeoUtrecht2020
Datum
2020
DOI
10.48380/dggv-m690-7c82
Geolocation
World