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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or in the form of an accretion
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- adj. Marked or produced by accretion.
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- adj. marked or produced by accretion
Accretionary wedges (also known as accretionary complexes or accretionary prisms) are essentially compressional fold-thrust belts composed primarily of oceanic sediment and, in many cases, continentally-derived sediment from the nearby continental plate.
About, the accretionary abuse and automatic head evolution rejected its similar sea into the high filter.
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Accretionary lapilli are formed in an eruption column or cloud by moisture or electrostatic forces, with the volcanic ash nucleating on some object and then accreting to it in layers before the accretionary lapillus falls from the cloud.
A forward-thinking set of politics could really advance the nation and its economy in a hugely positive way, if only the accretionary shackles of predatory rentier pretend-capitalism could be busted off, freeing American society to realize its potential.
Cretaceous implies that Beringia is rooted in its accretionary rather than its climatic history; in other words, the geographic pattern as the result of tectonics is the defining parameter for Beringia.
But during the working things out time he gave us I came up with the concept of using the earthquakes to tell if you where in a back arc basin, or near an accretionary prism, ie looking at the big big structures as they have different minerals and things in them stolen straight from Wednesdays lecture.
"And if part of the fossilized, chondrulized crust broke off and ended up on the trench's accretionary wedge, which is not at all uncommon, it would be in a perfect position to be discovered!"
But Newbery also made another discovery which still further establishes the probability of the accretionary growth of gold in drifts.
In many cases, zircons grow by an accretionary process akin to the formation of hailstones - the core of the hailstone grows first, followed by successive outer layers.
At the plate boundary, the front edge of the overlying Eurasian plate acts rather like a bulldozer, scraping the material above the décollement up to form an 'accretionary prism'.