bedding plane


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bedding plane

[′bed·iŋ ‚plān]
(geology)
Any of the division planes which separate the individual strata or beds in sedimentary or stratified rock.

bedding plane

The surface at which two beds, layers, or strata join in stratified rocks.
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eff] is the effective diffusivity of moisture vertical to the bedding plane direction; [[lambda].
In previous studies, the S-curve model has been used successfully in describing the spatial variations of the shear strength parameters of the bedding plane [8,18,19].
The average values are: parallel to the bedding plane ([s.
In order to formulate the thermal conductivity problem around the BHE inserted into the ground so that its surface is at angle [THETA] to the bedding plane, one needs to find the conductivity tensor in the chosen coordinate system.
Horizontal movements between bedding planes prove existence of tectonic deformations.
Orientation parallel to the bedding plane suggests that the coprolites are a primary depositional feature.
A sample collected from quarry ledge 9, about 8 m above the base of the Morgan Hill Bed, contained multiple shrinkage crack polygons along an algal mat covered bedding plane.
The Hampton Formation megaripples (HFM) are exposed on the upper surface bedding plane of a 35 cm thick coarse-grained sandstone.
The burrow fill is compositionally and texturally identical to the limestone bed hosting the lower part of Asterosoma on its bedding plane.
A structural or tilt correction is applied by rotating the paleomagnetic vector about the strike of the bedding plane to determine the inclination of the magnetization with respect to bedding.
By this time the architects seem to have taken care to set the bedding plane of the stone parallel to the horizontal plane of the temples, thus giving the ashlar masonry greater strength, though meticulous studies of the bedding plane of the sandstone blocks used in various sites in Angkor showed that their predecessors responsible for building the early monuments had not taken this factor into account.