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I've removed the addition of Nanocycles method. It's not a recognised or important part of the history of varve research, and not yet peer-reviewed / accepted science. I think we need to create a general article on sedimentary rhythmites. I've made some comments on the nanocycles talk page too. NickW 08:51, 25 May 2005 (UTC)
Good to have a photo for this article. I've edited the caption slightly. I've also removed the external links because they both link to only very basic descriptions of varves - neither as comprehensive as this article. We should find some more useful and complementary external links. NickW 18:34, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
Varve genesis and Re: the edit by 188.8.131.52.
It would be worthwhile adding content regarding varve genesis - but it's a big subject. Most of the simplified versions in popular literature (textbooks etc..) have become so simplified as to be inaccurate as generalisations. Hence my removal of the content added by 184.108.40.206. NickW 12:23, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
Good to see a section dealing with varve formation. However, I've made some fairly radical edits to make it more accurate for the time being. The variety of varves around the world is often overlooked, while the misnoma that they are limited to glaciolacustrine environments is endlessly regurgitated in textbooks etc.. It's great to see the Santa Barbara varves appearing here - perhaps we should provide details of other important sites too. NickW 20:36, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
Meaning of "varva"
Could we find a more precise meaning of the Swedish word "varva"? When it's used about layers, it means "putting several materials in layers (alternating between the materials)". One example is a "pancake-cake" where you "varva" pancakes, cream and chocolate. Would a short and good translation of "varva" then be "alternate layers"? --Md2perpe (talk) 21:49, 31 December 2012 (UTC) (non-native English speaker)
Seawater exclusion uses opaque language
While it's useful information to mention that the effect will no occur in salt water, the description of why that is so is nearly useless. I hope someone can rewrite this part in a more lay-accessible language to explain why flocculation prevents varves. Thanks! Unclepea (talk) 05:11, 4 July 2013 (UTC) Never mind. I came back and fixed it myself. Thanks! Unclepea (talk) 05:24, 4 July 2013 (UTC)