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THICKNESS MAP [1 record]

Record 1 2006-10-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cartography
  • Geology
DEF

A geological map of subsurface strata showing the varying thicknesses of a given formation underlying an area.

OBS

It is widely used in the calculation of reserves, in planning secondary-recovery projects, and in general exploitation work.

OBS

isopachous map: non recommended synonym.

Key term(s)
  • isopachal map
  • isopach plan

French

Domaine(s)
  • Cartographie
  • Géologie
DEF

Représentation des variations latérales d'épaisseur d'un banc, d'une couche, d'une formation ou d'un intervalle stratigraphique, au moyen de courbes reliant les points d'égale épaisseur.

OBS

Du grec «iso» : égal; «pachos» : épaisseur.

Spanish

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