Dictionary of Earth Science (2nd Edition) by McGraw-Hill

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Derived from the content material of the revered McGraw-Hill Dictionary of clinical and Technical Terms, 6th version, each one name offers millions of definitions of phrases and words encountered in a particular self-discipline. All comprise:

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Akиwəlt } Arbuckle orogeny [GEOL] Mid-Pennsylvanian episode of diastrophism in the Wichita and Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma. { a¨rиbəkиəl o˙ ra¨jиəиne¯ } arc [GEOL] A geologic or topographic feature that is repeated along a curved line on the surface of the earth. { a¨rk } Archean [GEOL] A term, meaning ancient, which has been applied to the oldest rocks apparent wander 21 archeomagnetic dating of the Precambrian; as more physical measurements of geologic time are made, the usage is changing; the term Early Precambrian is preferred.

Bə ha¨dиə } Bajocian [GEOL] A European stage: the middle Middle or lower Middle Jurassic geologic time; above Toarcian, below Bathonian. { bə jo¯иshən } balanced rock See perched block. { balиənst ra¨k } balance equation [METEOROL] A diagnostic equation expressing a balance between the pressure field and the horizontal field of motion of the atmosphere. { balиəns i kwa¯иzhən } bald [GEOGR] An elevated grassy, treeless area, as on the top of a mountain. { bo˙ld } baldheaded anticline [GEOL] An upfold with a crest that has been deeply eroded before later deposition.

Ro˙rиə o˙ stra¯иləs } aurora borealis [GEOPHYS] The aurora of northern latitudes. Also known as northern lights. { ə ro˙rиə bo˙rиe¯ alиəs } auroral absorption event [GEOPHYS] A large increase in D-region electron density and associated radio-signal absorption, caused by electron-bombardment of the atmosphere during an aurora or a geomagnetic storm. { ə ro˙rиəl əb zo˙rpиshən i vent } auroral caps [GEOPHYS] The regions surrounding the auroral poles, lying between the poles and the auroral zones.

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