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continental shield

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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

  • continental — continentally, adv. /kon tn en tl/, adj. 1. of or of the nature of a continent. 2. (usually cap.) of or pertaining to the mainland of Europe, to Europeans, or to European customs and attitudes. 3. (cap.) of or pertaining to the 13 original… …   Universalium

  • shield — shielder, n. shieldless, adj. shieldlessly, adv. shieldlessness, n. shieldlike, adj. /sheeld/, n. 1. a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually on the left arm, as a defense against swords,… …   Universalium

  • Continental Indoor Football League — Current season or competition: 2011 Continental Indoor Football League season Continental Indoor Football League logo Sport …   Wikipedia

  • Shield (geology) — Geologic provinces of the world (USGS)   Shiel …   Wikipedia

  • continental landform — ▪ geology Introduction       any conspicuous topographic feature on the largest land areas of the Earth. Familiar examples are mountains (including volcanic (volcanism) cones), plateaus, and valleys. (The term landform also can be applied to… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Shield volcano — A shield volcano is a large volcano with shallow sloping sides. The name derives from a translation of Skjaldbreiður , an Icelandic shield volcano whose name means broad shield , from its resemblance to a warrior s shield. Information Shield… …   Wikipedia

  • shield —    ; cave shield    1. A thin circular disc of calcite projecting from a cave wall at any upward inclination, commonly a meter or more in diameter and with the underside draped with stalactites and curtains. The shield is actually a double disc… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Baltic Shield — The Baltic Shield (sometimes referred to as the Fennoscandian Shield) is located in Fennoscandia (Norway, Sweden and Finland), northwest Russia and under the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Shield is defined as the exposed Precambrian northwest segment of …   Wikipedia

  • Arabian-Nubian Shield — The Arabian Nubian Shield (ANS) is an exposure of Precambrian crystalline rocks on the flanks of the Red Sea. The crystalline rocks are mostly Neoproterozoic in age. Geographically and from north to south the ANS includes the nations of Israel,… …   Wikipedia

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