isopach

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isopach

(ˈaɪsəʊˌpæk) or

isopachyte

n
(Geological Science) geology a line on a map connecting points below which a particular rock stratum has the same thickness
[C20: from iso- + Greek pakhus thick, pakhutēs thickness]

i•so•pach

(ˈaɪ səˌpæk)

n.
a line drawn on a map connecting all points of equal thickness of a particular geologic formation.
[1915–20; iso- + -pach < Greek páchos thickness]
i`so•pach′ous, adj.
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However, this model would not account for the Eastwards, gradual, heterochronous sinking of the area, the radial flow pattern (imbrications) of the Genna Selole Fm from well-defined areas, or the paleomorphology of the highs and lows evidenced by the Genna Selole Fm isopachs (Figs.
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Model output can include geological cross sections and isopach maps, as well as grade and tonnage estimates.
The quantity of the oil shale seam could be calculated by extracting seam thickness and corresponding areas from the created isopachs using SQL query.
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