palevent

palevent

[′pal·ə·vənt]
(geology)
A relatively sudden and short-lived paleogeographic happening, such as the short, static existence of a particular depositional environment, or a rapid geographic change separating two palstages. Also known as paleogeographic event.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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