contractional

contractional

(kənˈtrækʃənəl)
adj
of, relating to, or produced by contraction
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The East Anatolian Contractional Province is under the control of a N-S directed compressional-contractional tectonic regime (Bozkurt 2001; Kocyigit et al.
Kinematic restoration of contractional basement structures using thermokinematic model: A key tool for petroleum system modeling.
Khisor Thrust is the youngest and active contractional boundary due to which the Khisor Range has been tectonically uplifted and rationally deformed, accommodating shortening in the sedimentary cover sequence above the basal detachment surface.
MESSENGER also has confirmed that the tectonic history of Mercury since the late heavy bombardment is dominated by contraction, and the most broadly distributed contractional tectonic landforms are lobate scarps, which are the surface manifestation of thrust faults.
The Paleozoic rocks show contractional and extensional structures that can be attributed to deformations during the Chanic, Gondwanan, and Andean orogenic cycles (see Ramos, 1988 and works cited therein).
2002, Interpreting the geologic map expression of contractional fault-related fold terminations: lateral/oblique ramps versus displacement gradients.
1c) are interpreted to have undergone an early contractional stage of deformation that involved three phases of folding ([F.
This means the contractional forces shrinking the moon cannot be large, or the small graben might never form.
A progressive, protracted contractional deformation event followed sedimentation and involved inversion of some syn-sedimentary structures.
2003): The Cameros Basin: From Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Extension to Tertiary Contractional Inversion-Implications of Hydrocarbon Exploration.
The loss of this gold would exert a salutary contractional influence on the deficit country's economy.