geologic time scale

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geologic time scale

[¦jē·ə¦läj·ik ′tīm ‚skāl]
(geology)
The relative age of various geologic periods and the absolute time intervals.
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Over geological time, such a process has resulted in Canada's oil sands.
He also has had close contact with the paleoecology community so he has a view of ecology on a geological time scale.
Scientists in several geological societies suggest that the impact of the human species has been so profound on our planet--our atmosphere, lands, and water--that a new age in the Geological Time Scale of Earth should be defined.
The area the rover will be exploring, with its large areas of exposed rock and variety of landforms, will take us on a journey through geological time.
The geological time scale shows how the Earth has changed considerably during many different periods of its history - even Shakespeare lived through a period known as The Little Ice Age.
Concepts of geological time and slow change begin to develop.
Lagerstatten are spread across our country, with representation in nearly all provinces and territories, and through geological time from the Proterozoic to the Recent.
Once this whole park was a vast inland sea, but that was in geological time, which in our case we have not got.
The slow erosion of the chalk also speaks to a kind of geological time, in which classroom boredom IS measured not in minutes but what can feel like decades or even millennia, as a student imagines a chalkboard covered in data gradually becoming a mess of illegibility.
Evidence of abrupt change -- on a geological time scale -- wrought by human hands would seem to be overwhelming.
Formed millions of years ago, these geological time capsules continue to draw us in.