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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Fjord water circulation patterns and dysoxic/anoxic conditions in a Mediterranean semi-enclosed embayment in the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece.
Proposed work going forward will include a refocus on the Windy Lake property, with drilling and geophysics to test these potential embayment structures.
One study site is within the Mermet Lake State Conservation area in Massac County, Illinois (37[degrees] 15' 44" N, 88[degrees] 51' 2" W) and is on the historic floodplain of the Ohio River within the Mississippi River embayment.
During this interval erosion continued at a low rate at bold scarps in the embayment near Chestle Pill (Fig.
This distribution supports our view that the gray shale at this location generally represents a shallow-water, harsh euryhaline environment, perhaps a lagoon or a small embayment.
Rogers thinks the tectonic activity and other data suggest a hydrothermal vent, probably near a sediment-rich embayment in the southwestern portion of the lake.
Area has close similarity to ISR provinces in Frome Embayment, SA and Kazakhstan, and has similar sedimentary systems to Toro's Theseus discovery
In 1873, the level of this glacial embayment Lake dating from Algonquin times was lowered dramatically by ~20 feet in an attempt to connect it with Lake Michigan.
The embayment is a broad, shallow sedimentary basin filled approximately 1 km deep with Cretaceous through Holocene sediments (Cushing et al.
The labially and lingually flattened metaconid and entoconid are slightly oblique to the long axis of the tooth and separated by a lingual embayment.
The water extension in the Kalabsha embayment varies simultaneously with the water level changes in the main part of Lake Aswan.