monocline


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monocline

a local steepening in stratified rocks with an otherwise gentle dip

Monocline

 

formation of rock strata in which the strata are gently tilted in one direction. It is usually a limb of a broad and gentle uplift or of a depression of strata. Monoclines are especially typical of platforms, where they are confined to the limbs of anteclises and syneclises. An example of a monocline is the structure formed by Paleozoic beds from the southern slope of the Baltic crystalline shield toward the center of the Moscow syneclise; the inclination of the strata is calculated to be 2–2.5 m per kilometer of length.

monocline

[′män·ə‚klīn]
(geology)
A stratigraphic unit that dips from the horizontal in one direction only, not as part of an anticline or syncline.
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In the East of area, Punjab Monocline is present and Sulaiman Fold and Thrust belt is present in west.
Fore-Sudetic Block and Fore-Sudetic Monocline, that are separated by the Sudetic Marginal Fault and the Odra River Fault Zone.
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Kef El Louz - a fault bound monocline which dips to the west at 10-15 degrees;
This displacement was not accommodated solely by brittle fracturing; the structure includes some ductile component as well, expressed in the lutitic Rojo 1 unit as a bending monocline trending N-S and dipping up to 17[degrees] (northern sector) or 30[degrees] (southern sector).
We should further discuss the reason why a monocline phase is formed after material received cold work.
The banking sector proved the day's big gainer, pushing the index to rally on positive news from two fronts: firstly, news emerged over the weekend that monocline bond insurer Ambac was close to securing a rescue package that could see it underwritten by a consortium of banks.
The Hillsborough unconformity dips gently to the northwest on a large, basin scale monocline.
6, 1997, Nevtah announced that it had entered into a Joint Venture agreement to acquire an 80% interest in an Oil & Gas play which includes a production sharing arrangement on the development of the Siezen Monocline oil field on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
The above-mentioned structural account clearly indicates that this segment of the range front structure is typified by foreland ward dipping monocline inserted below sediments of the Punjab Foreland.
This effect can be triggered with influence of pushing the Alps on relatively stiff area of the Bohemian Massif, so only on the area of For-Sudetic Monocline crosswise tension towards main direction of compression structures is appearing.