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salt dome

[′sȯlt ‚dōm]
(geology)
A diapiric or piercement structure in which there is a central, equidimensional salt plug.
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[44] further noted elevated temperatures above salt domes (i.e., the salt chimney effect), which they attributed to fluid advection along high permeability, inclined strata adjacent to salt structures.
The salt dome with negative anomaly is recognizable on the gravity map (SD on the Figure 6).
NIOC's exploration director Saleh Hendi said that the oil deal is aimed at identifying the possible exploration targets in those regions while focusing on the functions of salt domes.
Patrick Sullivan, president of MEI, said he knows of no plans for permanent nuclear waste storage in Mississippi, and using its salt domes is "not worth considering."
The presence of evaporative rock units with high solvability and erosion in Hormoz Formation and salt domes are the major reason of salinity of ground water resources in western and central parts of Hormozgan.
In Section 2 we briefly review the geological properties of salt domes, including main heterogeneities and other factors that can affect propagation.
Petrochemical giants came for other reasons: the chemicals in the salt domes and the oil and gas reserves that surround them.
The salt domes of Iran can be classified based on the halite purity.
I was in Sir Bani Yas, a teardrop shaped island of rock, sand and salt domes a few hours northwest of Abu Dhabi''s towering skyscrapers.
The official noted that depleted hydrocarbon or ground water reservoirs as well as salt domes are priorities for building underground gas storage facilities.
She never dreamt, though, that one day she will return here to explain to visitors from all over the world about Sir Bani Yas's salt domes or the long and dangerous journey that turtles, young and old, undetake from sand to sea.
The reserve, which is stored in four salt domes in Texas and Louisiana, was established by Congress 36 years ago in response to the 1973 Arab oil embargo.