peneplanation


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peneplanation

[‚pēn·ə·plə′nā·shən]
(geology)
The actions or processes by which peneplains are formed.
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The age is not well constrained but appears to be <2.6 Ma based on the unlikelihood of their preservation during Cretaceous-Paleogene regional peneplanation. Bedrock samples from the vicinity of the North structure contain planar deformation and other petrographic features broadly consistent with those observed in samples from the Bloody Creek structure but not diagnostic of shock metamorphism.
This is possibly a result of progressive peneplanation of the New Zealand land mass through the Paleogene (Balance, 1993) and seemed to be derived from the Continental blocks or recycled.
En baie de Concarneau, l'Oligocene marin est discordant sur un Eocene ondule, faille et erode, et l'Aquitanien a voile l'ensemble apres une nouvelle peneplanation. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences, Paris, D282, 29-32.