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subaerial

[suhb-air-ee-uh l, -ey-eer-ee-uh l] /sʌbˈɛər i əl, -eɪˈɪər i əl/
adjective
1.
located or occurring on the surface of the earth.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; sub- + aerial
Related forms
subaerially, adverb
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  • Intra-oceanic arcs commonly are submarine whereas island arcs typically have higher proportions of subaerial volcanoes.
  • Both subaerial and subaqueous slides were modeled by emptying or filling the tank with water.
  • Deposits related to subaerial mafic extrusive rocks.

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