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  • Terrigenous — In oceanography, terrigenous sediments are those derived from the erosion of rocks on land; that is, that are derived from terrestrial environments.(Pinet, 79) Consisting of sand, mud, and silt carried to sea by rivers, their composition is… …   Wikipedia

  • sedimentary rock — Rock formed at or near the Earth s surface by the accumulation and lithification of fragments of preexisting rocks or by precipitation from solution at normal surface temperatures. Sedimentary rocks can be formed only where sediments are… …   Universalium

  • Sediment — Cobbles on a beach River Rhône flowing into Lake Geneva …   Wikipedia

  • Geology of the Iberian Peninsula — The geology of the Iberian Peninsula consists of the study of the rock formations on the Iberian Peninsula, which includes Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Gibraltar. The peninsula contains rocks from every age from Ediacaran to Recent, and almost… …   Wikipedia

  • Carboniferous Period — Interval of geologic time 354–290 million years ago, marked by great changes in world geography. All the landmasses drew closer together as a result of tectonic plate movements. The supercontinent Gondwana occupied much of the Southern Hemisphere …   Universalium

  • Contourite — A contourite is a sedimentary deposit produced by thermohaline induced deepwater bottom currents and may be influenced by wind or tidal forces.[1][2] Most contourites are formed in continental rise to lower slope settings, although they may occur …   Wikipedia

  • bathyal zone — ▪ oceanography       marine ecologic realm extending down from the edge of the continental shelf to the depth at which the water temperature is 4° C (39° F). Both of these limits are variable, but the bathyal zone is generally described as lying… …   Universalium

  • Devonian Period — Interval of geologic time from 417 to 354 million years ago; it was the fourth period of the Paleozoic Era. During the Devonian, a giant continent was situated in the Southern Hemisphere (see Gondwana), and other landmasses were located in the… …   Universalium

  • Carbonate platform — A carbonate platform is a sedimentary body which possesses topographic relief, and is composed of autochthonous calcareous deposits (Wilson, 1975). Platform growth is mediated by sessile organisms whose skeletons build up the reef or by organisms …   Wikipedia

  • Marcellus Formation — Stratigraphic range: Middle Devonian …   Wikipedia

  • Geology of the Falkland Islands — The geology of the Falkland Islands has its origins in events of more than 400 million years bp, before the Falkland Islands existed as separate entities, with the appearance of intruded dikes in the crust of the supercontinent Gondwana. The… …   Wikipedia


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