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In the discussion that follows about environments, primary emphasis will be on factors that control primary porosity and permeability. Definition Many definitions of environment of deposition have been published and most emphasize the sedimentary environment as having certain processes operating within a defineable spatial framework. In an excellent review article on sand bodies and sedimentary environments, Potter (1967, p. 340) summarizes several commonly used definitions for environment. He advocates the following: "A sedimentary environment is defined by a set of values of physical and chemical variables that correspond to a geomorphic unit of stated size and shape.

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