Sedimentary cycles

Sedimentary cycles are a type of biogeochemical cycle, in which the reservoir is Earth’s crust. Sedimentary cycles include those of iron, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, and other more-earthbound elements. Sedimentary cycles vary from one element to another, but each cycle consists fundamentally of a solution (or water-related) phase and a rock (or sediment) phase (Britannica 2020).


Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Biogeochemical cycle." Encyclopedia Britannica, June 1, 2020.