desiccation crack

desiccation crack

[‚des·ə′kā·shən ‚krak]
(geology)
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Zhang, "Study of desiccation crack initiation and development at ground surface," Engineering Geology, vol.
Yesiller, "Experimental analysis of desiccation crack propagation in clay liners," Journal of the American Water Resources Association, vol.
In early 2017 scientists announced the discovery of possible desiccation cracks in Gale Crater, which was filled by lakes 3.5 billion years ago.
The study, titled "Desiccation cracks provide evidence of lake drying on Mars, Sutton Island member, Murray formation, Gale Crater," was published April 16 in the journal (https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/gsa/geology/article/530329/desiccation-cracks-provide-evidence-of-lake-drying) GeoScienceWorld.
Medina-Cetina, "Effect of depth of desiccation cracks on earth embankments," in Geo-Congress 2013, pp.
Sedimentary structures associated with the fossils include asymmetrical current ripples, raindrop imprints, desiccation cracks, and gas-escape structures.
White EM (1970) Giant desiccation cracks in Central South-Dakota soils.
Sedimentary structures include cross-bedding, desiccation cracks, small-scale ripples and cut-and-fill (Epstein, 1971).
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Networks of giant polygonal troughs etched across crater basins on Mars have been identified as desiccation cracks caused by evaporating lakes, providing further evidence of a warmer, wetter Martian past.
The Rabejac Fm consists of coarse alluvial fan deposits in the western border, passing toward the basin to red sandstones and mudstones with abundant sedimentary structures (ripple marks, desiccation cracks, footprints and invertebrates tracks), indicating long subaerial exposure.