DICTIONERY OF GEOLOGY

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Abyssal Plain: The deepest region of an ocean that contains large, flat or gentle slope area is called as abyssal plain. These areas are very difficult to explore due to their presence in the extreme depth of the ocean floor. These abyssal plains are usually found at a depth of 6,500 ft inside the ocean.

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DICTIONERY OF GEOLOGY QASIM ZIA AND ATIF ALI Abyssal Plain: The deepest region of an ocean that contains large, flat or gentle slope area is called as abyssal plain. These areas are very difficult to explore due to their presence in the extreme depth of the ocean floor. These abyssal plains are usually found at a depth of 6,500 ft inside the ocean.AnthraciteAnthracite is coal with the highest carbon content, between 86 and 98 percent, and a heat value of nearly 15,000 BTUs-per-pound. Most frequently associated with home heating,Arkose: A sandstone that contains at least 25% feldspar. Easily recognized because the feldspar grains are typically pink and angular in shape.Artesian Walla .A well in which the water level rises above the top of the aquifer, whether or not the water flows at the land surface. b. Formerly, only applied to a well drilled to a depth where, owing to the structure of the strata, the water pressure was high enough to raise the water to the surface. c. Often applied to any deep well, even where pumping is necessary, as in an ordinary driven well.Asthenosphere: A portion of the upper mantle that is directly below the lithosphere. A zone of low strength in the upper mantle defines the top of the asthenosphere. This weak zone allows the plates of the lithosphere to slide across the top of the asthenosphere.Braided streamComplex tangle of converging and diverging stream channels separated by sand bars or isl

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