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LAND SUBSIDENCE [3 records]

Record 1 2008-11-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • Soil Science
  • Site Development
DEF

The sinking or caving-in of the ground.

CONT

Improper compaction under landscape structures may result in subsidence damaging to slabs, wooden structures, lawns, and the like.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Science du sol
  • Aménagement du terrain
CONT

Un talus à trop forte pente [...] pose [...] le problème de sa consolidation. Il risque, en effet, la dégradation rapide par ravinement, par affaissement, et, s'il ne peut être entretenu facilement, il exige des réfections périodiques.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Ciencia del suelo
  • Preparación del terreno
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Record 2 2007-01-17

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tectonics
  • Geomorphology and Geomorphogeny
DEF

A local mass movement that involves principally the gradual downward settling or sinking of the solid Earth's surface with little or no horizontal motion and that does not occur along a free surface (not the result of a landslide or failure of a slope).

PHR

Subsidence of basins.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tectonique
  • Géomorphologie et géomorphogénie
DEF

Enfoncement progressif, régulier ou saccadé, pendant une assez longue période, [...] du fond d'un bassin sédimentaire, marin ou non.

PHR

Subsidence de bassin.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Tectónica
  • Geomorfología y geomorfogénesis
DEF

Hundimiento progresivo del fondo de una cuenca de sedimentación, lo que permite la acumulación de grandes espesores de sedimentos con una pequeña profundidad de agua.

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Record 3 2002-02-27

English

Subject field(s)
  • Erosion and Weathering (Geol.)
DEF

The general lowering in elevation of a considerable area of land surface due to the removal of the underlying supporting material either by artificial causes such as underground mining operations or withdrawal of water from artesian storage, or natural causes such as the removal of soluble material by water.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Érosion et corrosion (Géologie)
DEF

Affaissement du sol provoqué par la disparition des matériaux de support. Le phénomène peut avoir des causes artificielles (travaux d'extraction minière ou soutirage de l'eau des réserves artésiennes) ou naturelles (enlèvement de matières solubles par l'eau).

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Erosión y corrosión (Geología)
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