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Table 1 Grain size and textural parameters (Folk 1980) for the deep-sea sediments of the southwestern Gulf of Mexico

From: Textural and geochemical characteristics of late Pleistocene to Holocene fine-grained deep-sea sediment cores (GM6 and GM7), recovered from southwestern Gulf of Mexico

Core No. GM6 GM7
Water depth 856 m 989 m
Latitude 19°08′64.54″N 19°12′37.45″N
Longitude 93°59′81.90″W 94°06′13.15″W
Section (cm) 0–1 91–92 151–152 222–223 300–301 Mean ± 1 s (n = 5) 0–1 91–92 151–152 222–223 300–301 Mean ± 1 s (n = 5)
Sand (%) 0.02 0.11 0.089 0.008 0.04 ± 0.05 0.299 0.003 0.06 ± 0.13
Silt (%) 52.3 50.9 48.2 49.4 51.5 50.5 ± 1.67 49.9 46.3 49.4 54.4 48.6 49.7 ± 2.93
Clay (%) 47.7 48.9 51.9 50.5 48.5 49.5 ± 1.67 50.2 53.7 50.7 45.4 51.4 50.3 ± 3.05
Mz (ϕ) 7.99 8.02 8.13 8.06 7.99 8.04 ± 0.06 8.07 8.17 7.99 7.80 8.07 8.02 ± 0.14
Sorting (σIϕ) 1.56 1.59 1.53 1.60 1.58 1.57 ± 0.03 1.54 1.57 1.73 1.74 1.65 1.64 ± 0.09
Skewness (Sk1) 0.05 0.02 0.02 0.00 0.02 0.02 ± 0.01 0.03 0.02 0.07 0.02 0.03 0.03 ± 0.02
Kurtosis (KG) 0.93 0.94 0.92 0.94 0.92 0.93 ± 0.01 0.93 0.95 0.93 0.94 0.93 0.94 ± 0.01