Definition of foreland in English:
1An area of land bordering on another or lying in front of a particular feature.
- Floodwater may contain higher carbon dioxide concentrations if the pH is sufficiently low, but both rice fields and river forelands are commonly submerged with water containing little carbon dioxide, e.g. in the range of 3-100 M.
- There is a cliff top walk to the foreland along the path leading from the old inn near Countisbury.
- Bars, forelands, and spits are attractive spots for development because they offer easy access to the beach.
1.2 Geology A stable unyielding block of the earth’s crust, against which compression produces a folded mountain range.
- The early Carboniferous Northumberland Basin, NE England, is one of the northernmost basins that developed in the foreland of the Variscan orogenic belt.
- Therefore, the Lewisian rocks from the Assynt terrane of the Caledonian foreland are an unlikely source for any of the sediment.
- Siliciclastic sequences within or close to the Laurentian foreland of the Appalachian-Caledonian Orogen preserve a clear depositional contact with basement that constrains their site of accumulation to Laurentia.
Words that rhyme with forelandWestmorland
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