geological formation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n geological formation (geology) the geological features of the earth
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Usage

In literature:

With an Explanatory Text, Geological Sections, and Plates of the Fossils which characterize the Formations.
"Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws" by James Buchanan
The geological formation of the heart of the continent promises to open a rich field for scientific exploration and investigation.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
Another domestic amusement, is, the collecting of shells, plants, and specimens in geology and mineralogy, for the formation of cabinets.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
The geological formation of that portion of the Matto Grosso plateau interested me greatly.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
In respect of its geological formation and its animals and plants it resembled completely the island I have just described.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
In the digging of the Panama Canal, a geological staff was employed in the study of the rock and earth formations to be met.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
It is difficult to arrange in the mind the geologic formations of Banffshire in their character as a series of deposits.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
Is the geological formation of the present block very difficult to ascertain?
"Notes and Queries, Number 232, April 8, 1854" by Various
They claimed that the geological formation was not good for oil.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
Was it due to the geological formation?
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
Examples of dolomitization may be obtained in practically every geological formation in which limestones occur.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
But the sources of the water and the geological formation of the country were, at the moment, matters of secondary interest to us.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
The cabin was a true and perfect relic of what might, geologically speaking, be termed a "Period" in the plastic formation of the Republic.
"First Fam'lies of the Sierras" by Joaquin Miller
The number of extinct volcanoes and general geologic formation make the district one of great scientific interest.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
The geological formation is Devonian and granitic, with laterites.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The geological formation in the Cascades is varied.
"Cruisings in the Cascades" by George O. Shields
I had now followed the geological formation of the country far south-westwardly.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Limestone, sandstone, slate, gneiss and granite constitute the principal geological formations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 8" by Various
The plains differ in surface and fertility, according to their geological formation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
Oolitic limestones are known from many geological formations, e.g.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

About 1.45 trillion bbl of shale oil is estimated to be in place in the Eocene Green River formation in the Green River and Washakie basins in southwestern Wyoming, the US Geological Survey said.
Drilling companies beginning to explore the Utica Shale got a piece of good news Friday when the US Geological Survey estimated the rock formation in Ohio, Pennsylvania and other states holds enormous reserves of natural gas and oil.
Vineyard's new book, Gargoyle Country: The Inspiring Geology of Greene County, doesn't only focus on the formation of our karst topography, but also how humans interact with it.
It's a shaded relief map that uses 75 colors to identify geological formations, different varieties of rocks and their ages.
The Garber-Wellington aquifer, a 280-million-year-old geologic formation in central Oklahoma, supplies municipal, industrial, commercial, agricultural and domestic water for that part of the state.
It sits on a geologic formation once thick with mesquite trees known as Rattlesnake Hill in Dallas, sandwiched among Grand Prairie, Cockrell Hill and Duncanville.
Brief stops will highlight some distinctive geological features along the trail, such as the Marlborough rock formation, visible as outcrops in the park, as well as glacial features including moraines, eskers, and glacial erratics.
If you've taken a geology course, you know that changes to the earth, such as the formation of mountains, take a very long time.
Lore about the geological formation dates to primordial time.
From 1995 to 2008, the US Geological Survey's estimates the amount of recoverable oil in the Bakken formation in North Dakota grew 25 fold.
Harriman's Pete Charton is remembered by many Roane State Community College alumni as the lanky professor who taught them about rock formations and soils in his geology classes.
To explore a geological formation that underlies Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York that they believe could be usable as a storage locker for carbon emissions from coal and natural gas plants.
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In science:

Scher, Modeling non-Fickian transport in geological formations as a continuous time random walk.
Correlated continuous time random walks
We focus here on an atmosphere produced by outgassing during planet formation; outgassing from post-formation geological activity is another possibility, which is discussed in Section 5.3.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
Fishman (1991), ―Jurassic Lake T'oo'dichi': A large alkaline, saline lake, Morrison Formation, eastern Colorado Plateau‖ Geological Society of America Bulletin, 103, pp.
The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Testing a Novelty-Detection Algorithm on Two Mobile Exploration Systems at Rivas Vaciamadrid in Spain and at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah
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