peak zone

peak zone

[′pēk ‚zōn]
(paleontology)
An informal biostratigraphic zone consisting of a body of strata characterized by the exceptional abundance of some taxon (or taxa) or representing the maximum development of some taxon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Florida wind is considered a peak zone for many reinsurers.
The company added that the Phase I was completed in August 2015 and consisted of 7,500 meters of new core drilling, primarily on locations outside of the previously discovered Peak Zone. The Phase II will provide up to 6,000 meters of core holes to follow up the holes drilled in Phase I that were most promising.
After three years in development, the model offers an alternative view on this peak zone peril and enables insurers to gain a better understanding of the possible losses, including the effects of storm clustering, the firm said.
To explain why radiant system peak zone cooling rates are higher than those for the equivalent air systems, Figure 3 compares the heat transfer fundamentals for the two systems for a typical case from the above simulation study.
Thus the peak zone of a text can be marked not only by adding signals in the discourse but also by changing or leaving out expected signals.
Also, unlike a lot of other carriers, the Northeast is not a peak zone for us.
The capital has become the most expensive city in the world to commute in, with a peak Zone 1-4 single underground ticket costing more than double the equivalent in Paris, New York or Milan.
Because of this extra heat load in the zones, the primary fan had to supply an extra 477 cfm (225 1/s) at the highest peak zone static pressure requirement.
However, the HDPE reveals a much narrower melting peak zone than LLDPE and LDPE; this also explains its poor foamability compared with the other two and is attributed to the lack of strain hardening (21), (22).
Protocil has optimized his "Peak Zone Concentration" or PZC for short.