geological phenomenon


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Noun1.geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
earthquake, quake, seism, temblor - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
natural phenomenon - all phenomena that are not artificial
endogeny - a geological phenomenon below the surface of the earth
alluvial cone, alluvial fan - a fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens out
cataclysm, catastrophe - a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
continental drift - the gradual movement and formation of continents (as described by plate tectonics)
alluviation, deposit, sedimentation - the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
flood, inundation, alluvion, deluge - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
frost heave, frost heaving - upthrust of ground or pavement caused by the freezing of moist soil
transgression - the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
volcanism - the phenomena associated with volcanic activity
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Captain Bonneville mentions another geological phenomenon north of Red River, where the surface of the earth, in considerable tracts of country, is covered with broad slabs of sandstone, having the form and position of grave-stones, and looking as if they had been forced up by some subterranean agitation.
Mud volcanoes are a fairly widespread geological phenomenon.
Astronomers believe that in order to accommodate a cooling and shrinking core, rocks on Mercury's crust are continuously being pushed together - a geological phenomenon that creates massive scarps and valleys.
But the research from the University of East Anglia (UK) and the University of Athens (Greece) revealed that the site was created by a natural geological phenomenon that took place in the Pliocene era - up to five million years ago.
This Rio Atoyac made headlines in early March because of a geological phenomenon that caused a segment of the river to disappear from the surface, leaving residents of eight municipalities to wonder why the river had suddenly dried up.
Risnjak This is a national park of diversity on its own: unattached nature, and a geographical and geological phenomenon.
The plan will focus on enriching understanding and appreciation of the geological phenomenon, and the promotion and maintenance of the area as a potential ecotourism destination, as well as for scientific and educational purposes.
Geopark is defined as a special geographical area which has one or some natural geological phenomenon and cultural and natural attractions.
The geological phenomenon, unique to this part of Texas because of the makeup of the aquifer's clay layers, is known as subsidence.
The workshop, which is being organised by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, aims at introducing the mineral ores discovered in the Sultanate and usages of the some of these ores in the industrial areas, as well as what is related to the basic documents of the geological structure and the geological phenomenon and the potentials of utilising them in the scientific, economic and investment opportunities.
The workshop, which is being organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, aims at introducing the mineral ores discovered in the Sultanate and usages of the some of these ores in the industrial areas, as well as what is related to the Basic documents of the geological structure and the geological phenomenon and the potentials of utilizing them in the scientific, economic and investment opportunities.

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