embayment


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embayment

[em′bā·mənt]
(geography)
Indentation in a shoreline forming a bay.
(geology)
Act or process of forming a bay.
A reentrant of sedimentary rock into a crystalline massif.
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Lateral fold growth is preserved in higher relief anticlines at the margins of the Dezful Embayment, where wind gaps/dry valleys are preserved along fold crests, e.
implying that the Silver Lake was not an embayment of Lake Michigan during the Nipissing phase.
This habitat was released after the retreat of the grounded ice sheet in the Ross Sea Embayment 7,500-8,000 years ago, and is within the range of modern foraging excursions from the Macquarie Island colony.
But we do have a picture of a settlement located inside a small and shallow embayment in the coastline, possibly adjacent to a stream.
Should the Backreef-1 production test be successful, forward plans during 2011/2012 may include a possible nearby step-out appraisal well Backreef-2 (Lead B) and possibly a number of higher risk Leads (Leads C, D and E) to define the extent of the stratigraphic feature and to primarily test the existence of subcrop seals to the east and to the north and north-east within the Kimberley Downs Embayment.
These fossils were found in the near shore marine sediments of the Mississippi Embayment (Figure 2), an inland sea that penetrated northward to extreme southern Missouri and Illinois in the Early Paleocene.
Unlike the regionally near-uniform distribution of hillforts, Glastonburys are apparently not to be found in every wetland embayment.
COG), has agreed to purchase thirteen producing oil and gas wells with in-field development potential for up to 5 additional wells, including one re-completion in a new producing zone of an existing well, located in 5 producing oil and gas fields and in various producing horizons of Colorado's DJ basin and the northern end of the Hugoton Embayment located across the eastern half of Colorado.
Although the grade tenor at Theseus remains to be defined in detail, this aerial extent is larger than the combined footprint of comparable systems such as the various deposits of the Frome embayment in South Australia.
Located in Hansford County of the Texas Panhandle, the Hansford project is a development project at the southern end of the Houghton Embayment.
During the earliest part of the Paleocene (Danian), the Mississippi Embayment extended into southern Illinois before the final retreat of this ancient seaway from the area.
Terming phases of shell abundance and chenier formation as a 'cut and recover' pattern, and phases of muddy sedimentation as a 'rapid prograding' pattern, they conclude (1984: 228): The trend of progradation is a consequence of the geometry of the embayment, a change from 'cut and recover' to 'rapid progradation' may be caused by changes in geometry controlled by such factors as offshore coral reef growth.