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General dictionary of geology 8 a aa: a term of hawaiian origin used in reference to a basaltic lava that occurs in flows with a fissured, rough and jagged. Start studying geology terms learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. | phylogenetics | geology | biochemistry | cell biology | ecology | life history | zoology | botany | paleogeography | abyssal plain-- the ocean floor offshore from the continental margin, usually very flat with a slight slope. Geology glossary abyssal plain flat or very gently sloping areas of the deep ocean basin floor acid mine drainage acidic run-off water also refers to ground water.
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Geology: glossary b bed a layer of sediment or sedimentary rock boulder a loose rock larger than 256 millimeters (10 inches) c cleavage the. Geology abbreviations browse 1,154 acronyms and abbreviations related to the geology terminology and jargon. Translate geology see authoritative translations of geology in spanish with example sentences and audio pronunciations.
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In this section, the digital atlas covers geology basics that have terms with definitions, questions and facts click on the topic below for information on geology. Term loosely used for silt and clay, usually wet mudcracks: bahenní praskliny: polygonal cracks formed in very fine-grained sediment as it dries mudflow: bahnotok: a flowing mixture of debris and water, usually moving down a channel mudpot: bahenní sopka: specific type of hot spring that contains thick, boiling mud. Geology tells us where lakes once were, where volcanoes erupted, where glaciers pushed up mountains and then melted geologists — people who study geology — tell us. Drift (glacial geology) a general term for sediment deposited directly on land by glacial ice or deposited in lakes, oceans. Glossary of important terms in glacial geology note: many definitions which appear here were taken or adapted from the american geological institute's glossary of geology (3rd edition, revised in 1987. Geologic time scale, showing eras, periods, and epochs, geologic time symbols, and the major events that formed washington the three.
Order a glossary: contact us: subscriber login username (email address) password problems logging in contact john rasanen at [email protected] for assistance. Note: the following is taken from several on-line sources, chiefly illustrated glossary of geologic terms by steven m richardson, professor of geology at iowa state university (based on the glossary in earth: an introduction to geologic change, by s judson and sm richardson (englewood cliffs, nj, prentice hall, 1995) definitions conform. Faults are much more complex and compound features that can accommodate large amounts of strain in the upper crust the term fault is used in different ways, depending on geologist and context. Geology terms geology terms helps us to explain the phenomena that occurs above, below and on the surface of earth these terms can help you gain a.