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The vertical depth, measured in geometric or geopotential units, of a layer in the atmosphere bounded by surfaces of two different values of the same physical quantity, usually constant-pressure surfaces.



(geology), the thickness of a stratum (vein, lens) or complex of geological deposits (suite, stage, series, system, lava sheets). A distinction is made between the true thickness (t) measured by the length of a perpendicular between the roof and floor of a stratum and the thickness visible on the earth’s surface (s). The true thickness is determined by the formula t = s sin (δ + σ), where δ is the angle of dip of the stratum and σ is the angle of inclination of the earth’s surface. The thickness of each stratigraphic subdivision varies along the strike.

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54% males and 56% females prefer silky hair, while 36% males and 37% females want moderately thick and silky hair.
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Barnett left Aintree - to succeed Douglas Erskine-Crum as chief executive at Ascot - following 15 years in charge, during which time he was credited with transforming the racecourse, and Thick paid tribute to him yesterday.
As a result, there aren't large quantities of plankton to die, fall to the bottom, and build up into a thick layer of sediment.
Thick walls should be redesigned with ribs if strength is needed.
2 SCRAP--Ferrous scrap grade consisting of iron and steel items less than 1/4 inch thick but more than 1/8 inch thick, and measuring no more than 60 inches by 18 inches, to fit in a standard charging box.
APPLICATION:This study demonstrates the importance of high velocity ratio in producing a uniform stock mixture in concentric thick stock dilution before the fan pump.
And the Thick delight in telling everyone they meet about how they were taken in.
Each is constructed with thick, durable, plastic for secure containment.