geologic time scale


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geologic time scale

[¦jē·ə¦läj·ik ′tīm ‚skāl]
(geology)
The relative age of various geologic periods and the absolute time intervals.
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1983, Geologic Time Scale, Decade of North American Geology (DNAG).
Wolfe contends, however, that most geologists and paleobiologists think about events on a geologic time scale and are not accustomed to considering what happens on a scale of months or weeks.
However, Kling stresses, "We're working with a phenomenon that occurs on a geologic time scale and we're trying to make measurements on a nine-month time scale.
On a broad geologic time scale, the eruption was not a surprise.
A chapter also reviews the geologic time scales of the Moon and nearby planets.

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