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[streyt-l] /ˈstreɪt l/
of a stratum or strata.
Origin of stratal
1870-75; strat(um) + -al1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It can be difficult to recognize these subtle stratal geometries in outcrop.
  • These four wave modes image unique geologic stratigraphy and facies and at the same time reflect independent stratal surfaces.
  • Physical surfaces and stratal stacking patterns identified in outcrop have direct counterparts in the well logs.
  • The ages and stratal relationships, rather than the name, are important.
  • Surface mapping identified structural highs, and stratal-surface techniques were used to evaluate seismic stratigraphic facies.
  • The project demonstrated that each of those four modes can image different stratal surfaces.

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