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continental accretion

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  • continental shield — Any of the large stable areas of low relief (little variation in elevations) in the Earth s crust that are composed of Precambrian crystalline rocks. These rocks are always more than 570 million years old, and some are as old as 2–3 billion years …   Universalium

  • accrétion — [ akresjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1751; lat. accretio ♦ Sc. Processus d agglomération d éléments inorganiques, solides ou fluides. Accrétion de nuages, de dunes, de planètes. ● accrétion nom féminin (latin médiéval accretio, action d augmenter) Capture de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Accretion (geology) — Accretion is a process by which material is added to a tectonic plate. This material may be sediment, volcanic arcs, seamounts or other igneous features. When two tectonic plates collide, one of the plates may slide under the other. This process… …   Wikipedia

  • Accrétion continentale — ● Accrétion continentale processus d accroissement continental se produisant au cours des orogenèses successives …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Continental shelf — Marine habitats Anatomy of a continental shelf off the south eastern coast of the United States Littoral zone Intertidal zone …   Wikipedia

  • Continental crust — The thickness of the Earth s crust (km). The continental crust is the layer of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks which form the continents and the areas of shallow seabed close to their shores, known as continental shelves. This layer… …   Wikipedia

  • Continental margin —   Sediment   …   Wikipedia

  • South America — South American. a continent in the S part of the Western Hemisphere. 271,000,000; ab. 6,900,000 sq. mi. (17,871,000 sq. km). * * * Continent, Western Hemisphere. The world s fourth largest continent, it is bounded by the Caribbean Sea to the… …   Universalium

  • Cambrian Period — Oldest time division of the Paleozoic Era. During the Cambrian, 543–490 million years ago, there were widespread seas and several scattered landmasses. The largest continent was Gondwana. The average climate was probably warmer than today, with… …   Universalium

  • Terreno (geología) — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • аккреция континентов — Приращение континента путем причленения, механического скучивания континентальных или иных блоков различного размера в результате их дрейфа. [Словарь геологических терминов и понятий. Томский Государственный Университет] Тематики геология,… …   Справочник технического переводчика

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