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STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY [1 record]

Record 1 2004-01-09

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tectonics
DEF

Scientific discipline that is concerned with rock deformation of large and small scale and, hence, with the study of faulting, folding, and crumpling of rock strata of the Earth's crust and the effects of these processes ...

OBS

[The] study of the largest structural features, such as rift valleys, midoceanic ridges, or the distribution of continents and ocean basins, is variously termed ... geotectonics ...

OBS

Tectonics ... is closely related to structural geology, with which the distinctions are blurred, but tectonics generally deals with larger features.

OBS

for "tectonics": This nuance is not made by many authors.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tectonique
DEF

Branche de la géologie qui étudie les déformations de l'écorce terrestre.

OBS

Son domaine est celui des structures acquises par les roches à la suite de leur déformation. C'est pourquoi elle est aussi appelée «géologie structurale».

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Tectónica
DEF

Disciplina científica que estudia la deformación de las capas geológicas.

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