from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of geologic structures formed between the end of the Miocene and the present.


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  • Other factors are more difficult to quantify, including isostatic effects associated with rising or subsiding coastlines, neotectonics, and sedimentation.

    Global Climate Change~ Major Scientific and Policy Issues

  • This new integrated view of groundwater links mantle degassing and neotectonics to the geochemistry of the groundwaters we drink, with the important realization for our cities and towns that lower world inputs cause degradation of groundwater quality can be recognized and quantified.

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