surficial

sur·fi·cial

 (sər-fĭsh′əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or occurring on or near the surface of the earth.

surficial

(sɜːˈfɪʃəl)
adj
(Geological Science) relating to the surface of the earth

sur•fi•cial

(sərˈfɪʃ əl)

adj.
of or pertaining to a surface, esp. the land surface: a surficial geologic deposit.
[1890–95; sur (face) + (super) ficial]
sur•fi′cial•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.surficial - pertaining to or occurring on or near the earth's surface; "a surficial geologic deposit"
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The samples are from the saprolite zone where surficial processes can significantly enrich gold content.
The property has seen in excess of $20M in historical exploration work, including over 21,000 meters of diamond drilling, geophysical surveying and surficial sampling data.
The response of the IGAD to the TGONU, as submitted by Mr Ismail Waise, was surficial, completely failing to satisfactorily respond to the questions advanced by TGONU", Kiir wrote in a letter extended to Sudan Tribune .
Hypogene karst processes dominate the area, thus most collapse sinkholes are likely associated with surficial breaching of pre-existing hypogene cave by surface denudation.
Additionally, the investigation included substantial field testing and monitoring including the installation of piezometers, packer permeability testing, falling head permeability testing, pressuremeter testing, as well as down-hole and surficial electrical resistivity geophysical tests, it stated.
Additionally, the investigation includes substantial field testing and monitoring, including the installation of piezometers, packer permeability testing, falling head permeability testing, pressuremeter testing, as well as down-hole and surficial electrical resistivity geophysical tests.
In ArcMap, we created five digital layers of the study area: hydrology (National Hydrologic Dataset; USGS National Map), surficial geology (Karlstrom, 1964), digital elevation model (DEM; National Elevation Dataset; USGS), aspect (derived from the DEM), and vegetation cover (Homer et al.
All of the wells that were sampled were active water supply wells in surficial (n= 8) and bedrock aquifers (n = 95) that are routinely monitored for chemical and biological water chemistry parameters.
To address contamination within the shallow Surficial Aquifer and the Hawthorn Aquifer beneath it, a 65-foot vertical barrier wall will be installed below the engineered cap that will encompass the four source areas of contamination.
Some of the chapters were presented as papers at a session on oMilitary Geology in the 21st Century,o held at the 2010 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, and others were inspired by a 2004 workshop on oDesert Surficial Processes and Landscape Dynamics on Military Lands,o held in Zzyxx, California.
The rocks exposed in the coal bearing area are sedimentary rocks ranging in age from Jurassic to Pleistocene along with Subrecent and Recent surficial deposits.