subaerial


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subaerial

[¦səb′er·ē·əl]
(geology)
Pertaining to conditions and processes occurring beneath the atmosphere or in the open air, that is, on or adjacent to the land surface.
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This setting was inherited by the occurrence of a tectonic uplift, causing the subaerial exposition of the volcanic products and associated sediments (see below) and their relative erosion.
In this case, initiation was 10 km deep, but the resulting blue streaks were only 10 m apart, and at most several meters thick-perhaps a few percent of subaerial heights.
Subaerial exposure during the Ypsilanti lowstand would be expected to have generated a weathering profile, an unconformity, and possibly a ravinement surface as a record of the regression-transgression cycle.
Its limited spatial resolution compared to extremely high-resolution measurements over small areas can be complemented by the combined use of ALS and TLS data sets [16,17], which makes it possible to quantify the pattern of spatial changes in the subaerial beach.
With preferential retreat of the subaerial portion, the force of floatation on the subaqueous cliff causes a new fracture to form, returning the glacier front to a vertical; the same Is true if the subaqueous section temporarily retreats faster.
These algae are not aquatic, but rather subaerial, growing on humid soil, rocks, buildings, tree bark, leaves, stems, fruit and a few select mammals.
2012), and (6) sediment liquefaction and small tsunami generation by seismic activity and associated subaerial and possibly submarine landslides (e.
Subaerial hunting behaviour in Natica gualteriana (naticid gastropod).
Nothing impresses the mind with the vast duration of time, according to our ideas of time, more forcibly than the conviction thus gained that subaerial agencies which apparently have so little power, and which seem to work so slowly, have produced great results.
3 c, d), indicating meteoric vadose conditions and subaerial environment (Muller, 1971).