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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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On the basis of its geochemical signature, the CVP has been ascribed to an "aborted" rift (Lopez-Ruiz et al., 1993), implying crustal thinning and associated, shallow-rooted magmatism during the Late Miocene, when the main phase of volcanism occurred (Ancochea et al., 1979).
However, the mechanisms responsible for both the topographic uplift and the crustal thickening remain controversial.
The Muslim Baghophiolite shows a nearly complete ophiolitic sequence ranging from residual peridotite at the base to the Mantle-Crust Transition Zone in the middle which grades into the crustal rocks at the top.
Eight field trips display the records and recording tools of geological processes such as plate motions, deep crustal structure and deformation, and near-surface processes and interactions between the Earth's surface and climate.
Crustal fragments can move vast distances: Movements of magma below the Earth's surface can transport sections of crust over distances of more than 1,500 kilometres, according to new research carried out in the Caribbean.
It describes past and currently active facilities and also discusses generic considerations of the isolation capability of average crustal rock, apparently in an effort to convince audiences of the safety of these facilities.
By mapping surface elevations, crustal thickness and variations in gravitational pull, MIT's Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna and colleagues uncovered a gigantic scar--a pockmark covering about 40 percent of the planet's surface.
In contrast to previous studies where rifting is proposed as the mechanism for basin initiation, the evidence uncovered in this research points to crustal buckling of continental crust as the correct mechanism.
Data from the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding (MARSIS) instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter appear to have given scientists vital clues about the origin of this so-called crustal dichotomy.
Indeed, the NESP preserves a remarkable record of deposition, magmatism, deformation, and metamorphism, which attests to several episodes of crustal growth and reworking between ca.
In contrast, the more recent $100 billion 1995 Kobe event was an M6.9 shallow crustal onshore event, the report notes.