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superjacent

[¦sü·pər′jā·sənt]
(geology)
Pertaining to a stratum situated immediately upon or over a particular lower stratum or above an unconformity.
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26) Because the United States does not have "territorial jurisdiction" under international law over conduct occurring on the continental shelf or in superjacent waters beyond its territorial seas, the United States has no jurisdiction to enforce a federal law regarding such conduct that rests merely on the principle of subjective territorial jurisdiction.
Re-mobilising subjacent, superjacent joints (fingers, ankle, knees, hip);
200) Secondly, Finn J addressed native title rights of taking marine resources from the superjacent waters in the EEZ and found that they too raised 'no issue of inconsistency for the common law.
through international straits and the superjacent airspace, which cannot
It also defines the concept of EEZ, which is an area up to 200 nautical miles beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea, giving coastal states ''sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to'' (above) '' the seabed and of the seabed and its subsoil.
and increasing in width toward the insertion of the superjacent leaflet
200) As a coastal state, Australia has sovereign rights "for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to the sea-bed and of the sea-bed and its subsoil", (201) as well as "with regard to other activities for the economic exploitation and exploration of the zone.
The sheet-like members of the superjacent Logan Formation form the more modest upper slopes of the Gorge up to elevations of 305 to 315 m (1000 to 1040 ft) with the Pennsylvanian Pottsville Formation forming the higher ridge tops in the area (Bork and Malcuit 1979; DeLong 1972).
8) The superior facet forms the "top bun," the inferior facet of the superjacent vertebra forms the "bottom bun," and the intervening facet joint represents the "patty.
in resolving a maritime border dispute," the treaty established a JDZ covering an area of approximately 35,000 square kilometers that includes the "seabed, subsoil and the superjacent waters thereof.
We also report the presence in the Beloc Formation of an important volcanogenic layer that displays primary flow structures similar to those of the superjacent KTB layer.
Diagnostic palynomorphs were identified by Doug Nichols from the Badland Draw and Das Goods sections (2) delimiting the K/T boundary interval (Figure 1) superjacent to the molluscan fossils.