geological time


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Noun1.geological time - the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)geological time - the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
eon, aeon - the longest division of geological time
geological period, period - a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; "ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"
geological era, era - a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
epoch - a unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages
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I will add," I continued, "that a similar barrier exists between Gibraltar and Ceuta, which in geological times formed the entire Mediterranean.
Man only came into being yesterday so far as geological times goes.
The forest is not only holding petrified wood but also fossilized mammals, as well as plants, flowers and fruit from nearly every geological time period.
com/science/Miocene-Epoch) Miocene was a geological time period that ran from about 23 million to 5 million years ago.
Knowing the extent to which their temperatures have varied over geological time is crucial if we are to gain a fuller understanding of how they behave and to predict the consequences of current climate change more accurately.
These mantle plumes were once thought to be straight and stationary, but recent results suggested they can also shift laterally in the convective mantle over geological time.
Gower does not represent uniformity but a natural beauty that has evolved through geological time and human endeavour.
This talk by Dr Alastair Graham (University of Exeter) unravels the evidence for the growth and melting of glaciers through geological time on South Georgia, drawing on the results from several major international expeditions.
Recent studies indicate that the greatest risk for future rapid sea-level rise now comes from the Thwaites Glacier due to the large changes already underway, the potential contribution to sea-level rise, and the fact that a collapse could occur within decades or centuries -- a remarkably rapid change in relatively short geological time.
A Victor Hugo B Georges Simenon C John Le Carre D Albert Camus QUESTION 11 - for 11 points: Which geological time period was mainly the age of the dinosaurs?
The proposition that geological time is vast, encompassing thousands of millions of years, is relatively recent.
The study's lead author, Christopher Poulsen, notes that the connection between oxygen levels and climate is "an important factor over geological time scales," while also pointing out that variations "are not an important factor in present-day climate change.