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subaerial

[¦səb′er·ē·əl]
(geology)
Pertaining to conditions and processes occurring beneath the atmosphere or in the open air, that is, on or adjacent to the land surface.
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In the Lanna area and much of Sweden this shallowing ultimately resulted in emergence and subaerial conditions throughout the Cambrian--Ordovician transition, now marked by a significant hiatus in the succession.
Mills, "Diagenesis associated with subaerial exposure of Miocene strata, southeastern Spain: Implications for sea-level change and preservation of low-temperature fluid inclusions in calcite cement," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol.
Similarly, Klimchouk (2005) holds that tiankeng is a youthful stage of open collapse-doline development, suggesting that the formation of tiankengs may involve various breakdown mechanisms and processes, including upward stoping by slab and block breakdown, lateral expansion of an initial opening through face retreat, and un-rooftng of a cavity by subaerial weathering.
The first stage, named Pre-Etnean stage, corresponds to a long period of submarine and subaerial fissure-type eruptions, whose products are now exposed in the Acitrezza, Acicastello and Ficarazzi area, localized on the lower SE flank of the volcano (Figure 1).
T-R sequence uses the subaerial unconformity as the unconformable portion of the boundary on the basin margin and the maximum regressive surface (MRS) as the correlative conformity farther seaward (Embry and Johannesen, 1992).
Besides, sandy sediments have good capillarity capabilities providing mats with capillary water in short periods of subaerial exposure (Porada and Bouougri, 2007).
The result of the Ypsilanti lowstand would have been subaerial exposure of the landscape below the Maumee beaches before being flooded at elevations below the Whittlesey beach (Fig.
(2007) Contemporaneous massive subaerial volcanism and late Cretaceous Oceanic Anoxic Event 2.