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crust·al

 (krŭs′təl)
adj.
Of or relating to a crust, especially that of the earth or the moon.

crustal

(ˈkrʌstəl)
adj
(Physical Geography) of or relating to the earth's crust
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Adj.1.crustal - of or relating to or characteristic of the crust of the earth or moon
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We believe these results present a consistent pattern of less toxic reactions to crustal particles, even when in the fine range, and no association with daily deaths.
The migration of magma through the crust from deeper, hotter levels affects the composition and temperature of the crust, and so understanding mechanisms of magma migration help us to understand crustal structure and evolution.
The strong earthquake that hit Indonesia late Sunday local time apparently focused shallowly on the trench of Java in the Indian Ocean on the boundary of crustal plates, a Japanese scholar specializing in seismology said Monday.
Planetary scientists say the stripes suggest that Martian crust may have formed like Earth's crust: from lava welling up through large fractures (cracks) in low-lying crustal regions (see diagram).
Our geomorphic analysis of drainage basins suggests it indeed follows a boundary between tilting crustal blocks.
Those major components are presently Antarctica, South America, Africa, Australia, and India, with lesser crustal units including New Zealand, Madagascar, and the Falkland Islands, for example.
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have deployed microwave systems, including mobile very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) systems to the San Francisco Bay Area to measure the crustal motion associated with the October earthquake.
Citing recent evidence from deep crust-mantle sections exhumed in orogenic belts as well as crustal and mantle xenoliths brought to the surface by volcanic activity, geologists investigate the boundary between the lower crust of Earth and the underlying mantle.
This is done by combing the gravity and seismic crustal structure models in computing the isostatic gravity gradient and solving the VMM inverse problem of isostasy.
1993), implying crustal thinning and associated, shallow-rooted magmatism during the Late Miocene, when the main phase of volcanism occurred (Ancochea et al.
Diverse geological structure may suggest, that the vertical crustal movements may occur in the area of Poland.