downwarp

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downwarp

[′dau̇n‚wȯrp]
(geology)
A segment of the earth's crust that is broadly bent downward.
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A combination of downwarping and burial by glacial sediments has rendered the frac sand source units in the area of southeastern Minnesota westward of Olmsted County nearly Inaccessible and, therefore, not economically recoverable at current prices.