central peak

central peak

[′sen·trəl ′pēk]
(astronomy)
A mountain located at the center of the floor of a lunar crater.
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If there were some central peak it would be different, but it all slopes downwards, so far as we can see.
This provision refers to the project design, manufacturing, transportation, insurance and installation of electrical and mechanical equipment and civil works, testing and commissioning, training and staff training for the construction of Geothermal Central Peak high, for the installation of a generator set with a total net power 3 to 3.
He said that erosion has now worn away leaving an eight kilometres wide crater across with a central peak, and an impact of this magnitude would kill everything for quite a distance.
The rocks in the central peak of the crater are of a type called norite that usually crystallizes when magma ascends but gets trapped underground instead of erupting at the surface as lava.
Its red-earth plains rise to a central peak and the island possesses its own microclimate.
Thus on March 20, 1893, the interior floor of Stevinus, with its central peak, was clearly seen, although well within the shadow; while the interior of Snellius, at the same distance from the terminator, was perfectly black.
The central peak - Garajonay - rises to 1,487m and is surrounded by tropical rain forest, now mostly a national park.
Previous studies of the Serpent Mound impact crater in southern Ohio have identified only two of the three important landforms associated with complex impact craters: the central peak and the surrounding graben (the latter coinciding with area beneath the crater floor).
The central peak Garajonay rises to 1,487m and is surrounded by tropical rain forest, now mostly a national park.
Shiva's outer rim forms a rough, faulted ring some 500 km in diameter, encircling the central peak, which is known as the Bombay High, which would be 6 km tall from the ocean floor.
Next day it was time to work it all off with a trip to Mount Teide, the island's central peak and, as every guide tries to tell you, the highest point in Spain.
Wave machines can be set to make the surf break left and right from a central peak, allowing surfers to ride comfortably without fear of collision, something which plagues the beaches at favourite surfing haunts such as the Gower Peninsula, Porthcawl, Pembrokeshire's Whitesands and Newgale beaches and Devon and Cornwall.

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