abyssal geology

глубинная геология

English-Russian scientific dictionary. 2008.

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  • abyssal zone — n. the ecological zone along the deep ocean floor between the bathyal and hadal zones * * * ▪ geology       portion of the ocean deeper than about 2,000 m (6,600 feet) and shallower than about 6,000 m (20,000 feet). The zone is defined mainly by… …   Universalium

  • abyssal hill — ▪ geology       small, topographically well defined submarine hill that may rise from several metres to several hundred metres above the abyssal seafloor, in water 3,000 to 6,000 m (10,000 to 20,000 feet) deep. Typical hills have diameters of… …   Universalium

  • Abyssal fan — Abyssal Fans, also known as deep sea fans, underwater deltas, and submarine fans, are underwater structures that look like deltas formed at the end of many large rivers, such as the Nile or Mississippi Rivers. Abyssal fans are also thought of as… …   Wikipedia

  • Abyssal channel — Abyssal channels are channels in Earth s sea floor. They are formed by fast flowing floods of turbid water caused by avalanches near the channel s head, with the sediment carried by the water causing a a build up of the surrounding abyssal plains …   Wikipedia

  • Geology of the Iberian Peninsula — The geology of the Iberian Peninsula consists of the study of the rock formations on the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Gibraltar. The peninsula contains rocks from every age from Ediacaran to Recent, and almost… …   Wikipedia

  • abyssal plain — Flat seafloor area at a depth of 10,000–20,000 ft (3,000–6,000 m), generally adjacent to a continent. The larger plains are hundreds of miles wide and thousands of miles long. The plains are largest and most common in the Atlantic Ocean, less… …   Universalium

  • abyssal — abysmal, abyssal The currency of these two words is in inverse proportion to that of the parent words: abysmal, with its figurative meaning ‘very bad’ and a literal meaning relating to gorges, outer space, etc., is common, whereas abyssal is… …   Modern English usage

  • Geology of solar terrestrial planets — The geology of solar terrestrial planet mainly deals with the geological aspects of four planets of the Solar system namely, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars and one terrestrial dwarf planet, Ceres. Objects like Pluto are similar to terrestrial… …   Wikipedia

  • abyssal — adjective 1》 relating to or denoting the depths of the ocean. 2》 Geology plutonic …   English new terms dictionary

  • Marine geology — Oceanic crust is formed at an oceanic ridge, while the lithosphere is subducted back into the asthenosphere at trenches. Marine geology or geological oceanography involves geophysical, geochemical, sedimentological and paleontological… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of geology terms — Here is a glossary of Geological terms.A*Abyssal plain Flat or very gently sloping areas of the deep ocean basin floor. *Absolute dating the process of determining a specific date (in years or some other unit of time) for an archaeological,… …   Wikipedia

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