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(geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment accretion
United States naturalist who contributed to paleontology and geology (1884-1960) Andrews , Roy Chapman Andrews
(geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock) bed
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other break , fault , faulting , fracture , geological fault , shift
(geology) a constituent fragment of a clastic rock clast
(geology) a rock composed of broken pieces of older rocks clastic rock
standard of reference in surveying, mapping, geology datum
(geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind deflation
(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it) eating away , eroding , erosion , wearing , wearing away
branch of geology that deals with economically valuable geological materials economic geology
(geology) a long winding ridge of post glacial gravel and other sediment; deposited by meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets esker
(geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time exceedance
(geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface fault line
(geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock foliation
(geology) the geological features of the earth formation , geological formation
branch of geology that studies the shape of the earth and the determination of the exact position of geographical points geodesy
(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified geological process , geologic process
specialist in geology geologist
branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms geomorphology , morphology
geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth geophysical science , geophysics
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