differential compaction

differential compaction

[‚dif·ə′ren·chəl kəm′pak·shən]
(geology)
Compression in sediments, such as sand or limestone, as the weight of overburden causes reduction in pore space and forcing out of water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This environment may be affected by many factors, such as sea level change, differential compaction and palaeoclimate change.
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