monocline


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monocline

a local steepening in stratified rocks with an otherwise gentle dip

Monocline

 

formation of rock strata in which the strata are gently tilted in one direction. It is usually a limb of a broad and gentle uplift or of a depression of strata. Monoclines are especially typical of platforms, where they are confined to the limbs of anteclises and syneclises. An example of a monocline is the structure formed by Paleozoic beds from the southern slope of the Baltic crystalline shield toward the center of the Moscow syneclise; the inclination of the strata is calculated to be 2–2.5 m per kilometer of length.

monocline

[′män·ə‚klīn]
(geology)
A stratigraphic unit that dips from the horizontal in one direction only, not as part of an anticline or syncline.
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The Rio Seco monocline described below and situated 20-25 km to the SE could be an observable analogue for this hypothesis (Calvo et al., 1999; Gutierrez et al., 2011).
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As a practical matter, most issuers of VRDOs where a SBPA is utilized for liquidity purposes also purchase bond insurance from a monocline bond insurer for the long-term bond rating.
A classic 'monocline', it has one very steep section in an area of otherwise horizontal rock, with sedimentary layers on the western side of the fold some 2,000 metres higher than those on the east.
The city of Wroclaw is located in a contact zone of two large Pre-Cenozoic stratum units: Fore-Sudetic Block and Fore-Sudetic Monocline separated by Middle Odra Fault System (Buksinski et al., 1974).
This research is a case study of seismic data acquisition and processing of data from Southern Sindh Monocline, Pakistan to focus the role of seismic data acquisition and processing for the suppression of multiples and to enhance the signal to noise ratio during acquisition and processing.
The Permian-Triassic formations of the monocline demonstrate variable thicknesses (from 0.4 to about 20 m) and a varying lithological profile (sandstones, dolomites and shales).
Pollard, "Structural geometry of Raplee Ridge monocline and thrust fault imaged using inverse Boundary Element Modeling and ALSM data," Journal of Structural Geology, vol.
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Kef El Louz - a fault bound monocline which dips to the west at 10-15 degrees;