surficial geology

surficial geology

[sər′fish·əl jē′äl·ə·jē]
(geology)
The scientific study of surficial deposits, including soils.
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Ideally, using existing knowledge of surficial geology and soils, scientists could demonstrate that site arsenic concentrations do not exceed expected background levels and no corrective actions are needed.
The surficial geology is mostly comprised of Quaternary sand, shale, silt, and gravel underlain by Murree Formation of early Miocene age (Fig.
Craig dealt with the Paleozoic and surficial geology, respectively.
2004), sub surficial geology (Beikman 1980), surficial geology (Karlstrom 1964), and streams in the CRSA.
Surficial geology of the eastern Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy.
Three of the six field trips offered during the May 2013 GSA North-Central Section meeting describe the regional, surficial geology of southwest Michigan, detailing the glacial landforms and sedimentary features formed by the Laurentide Ice Sheet, the development of sand dune complexes, and coastal bluff erosion issues.
2008), the surficial geology map of Canada (Fulton 1995) and a Canadian landcover map (NRCAN 1999).
Geologic mapping of the surficial geology of the Northville 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle shows that the Defiance moraine is composed of a stratified monoclinal sequence of Upper Pleistocene clastic sediments divisible, in ascending order, into three informal units: (1) interbedded alluvium and diamicton; (2) diamicton; and (3) alluvium.
Airborne radar systems can provide information on surface terrain, surface materials, regolith relationships and surficial geology, as distinct from direct detection of ore deposits.
First, it requires that all of the environmental sciences be included and unified by chronology and depicted as a "layer cake." These would include meteorology, geology, physical oceanography, surficial geology, geomorphology, groundwater and surficial hydrology, soils, vegetation, wildlife (including marine biology), and limnology.