Carboniferous


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Car·bon·if·er·ous

 (kär′bə-nĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being the geologic division of the Paleozoic Era from about 359 to 299 million years ago. The Carboniferous Period follows the Devonian Period and precedes the Permian Period and includes the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian Periods. It is characterized, especially in the Pennsylvanian, by swamp formation and deposition of plant remains that later hardened into coal.
2. carboniferous Producing or containing carbon or coal.
n.
The Carboniferous Period. See Table at geologic time.

carboniferous

(ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfərəs)
adj
yielding coal or carbon

Carboniferous

(ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfərəs)
adj
(Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed in the fifth period of the Palaeozoic era, between the Devonian and Permian periods, lasting for nearly 64 million years during which coal measures were formed
n
(Geological Science) the Carboniferous the Carboniferous period or rock system

Car•bon•if•er•ous

(ˌkɑr bəˈnɪf ər əs)

adj.
1. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, including the Pennsylvanian and Mississippian periods as epochs, occurring from 345 million to 280 million years ago.
2. (l.c.) producing carbon or coal.
n.
3. the Carboniferous Period or System.
[1790–1800; < Latin carbōn-, s. of carbō charcoal + -i- + -ferous]

Car·bon·if·er·ous

(kär′bə-nĭf′ər-əs)
The geologic time comprising the Mississippian (or Lower Carboniferous) and Pennsylvanian (or Upper Carboniferous) Periods of the Paleozoic Era, from about 360 to 286 million years ago. During the Carboniferous, widespread swamps formed in which plant remains accumulated and later hardened into coal. See Chart at geologic time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carboniferous - from 345 million to 280 million years ago
Paleozoic, Paleozoic era - from 544 million to about 230 million years ago
Pennsylvanian, Pennsylvanian period, Upper Carboniferous, Upper Carboniferous period - from 310 million to 280 million years ago; warm climate; swampy land
Lower Carboniferous, Lower Carboniferous period, Missippian period, Mississippian - from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects
Adj.1.carboniferous - of or relating to the Carboniferous geologic era; "carboniferous rock system"
2.carboniferous - relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
Translations

carboniferous

[ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfərəs] ADJcarbonífero

carboniferous

adj (Geol) → kohlehaltig

carboniferous

[ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfrəs] adjcarbonifero/a
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Thus conversing we followed the intricate trail toward the temple, which we came upon in a small clearing surrounded by enormous trees similar to those which must have flourished upon the outer crust during the carboniferous age.
If ever geologists should by any chance live upon earth again they will have some strange theories of the existence of man in carboniferous strata.
Lyell in the carboniferous strata of North America.
Lyell and Dawson found carboniferous beds 1400 feet thick in Nova Scotia, with ancient root-bearing strata, one above the other, at no less than sixty-eight different levels.
The main points of interest consist, first in some highly fossiliferous strata, belonging to the Devonian or Carboniferous period; secondly, in proofs of a late small rise of the land; and lastly, in a solitary and superficial patch of yellowish limestone or travertin, which contains numerous impressions of leaves of trees, together with land-shells, not now existing.
Sedimentation resumed with the deposition of Devonian shallow-marine and terrestrial sediments and, locally, of thin Lower Carboniferous sandstones and shales, and was followed by a break until the mid-late Permian.
The exploration emphasis of this Promote Licence is to address the Carboniferous prospectivity in the Namurian and Dinantian sequences.
THE UK is rich in fossil fuel whose formation date back over 300m years ago - during the carboniferous period - when the UK land mass resembled a tropical rainforest Over the millenniums plant life in lower lying and submerged areas decayed into oil and gas whilst trees in the upland areas - such as the North-east - morphed into coal.
w broken down into tasks - Task 1 1) two-component polyurethane adhesive to strengthen the rock dry and moist (fast response designed to strengthen the cracked rock, or strongly loosened Carboniferous rocks and coal seams, which are dry and wet) - the estimated maximum amount for task 1 - 560 000 kg,- Task 2 1) two-component polyurethane adhesive to strengthen the wet rock and zawodnionego (fast response designed to strengthen the cracked rock, or strongly loosened Carboniferous rocks and coal seams, which are wet and zawodnionym - estimated number of 120 000 kg;2) two-component adhesive organic-mineral rock injectable and paste the anchor string - an estimate of 120000 kg; - The total estimated maximum amount for the task 2 - 240 000 kg.
The southeastern highlands of central Cape Breton Island rise to an altitude of 300 m forming a plateau of Late Neoproterozoic basement rocks adjacent to lowland valleys and a coastal plain underlain by Carboniferous sedimentary rocks of the Horton and Windsor groups.
As reported earlier, in the first half of 2014 the company made a new discovery in the Bashkirian tier's sediments of the Carboniferous period in the Rozhkovskoye field.
The well has a planned total depth of 4,700 metres and the principle target was anticipated a depth of around 4,390 metres, in the middle Carboniferous formation.