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isopach

Line breaks: iso|pach
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪsə(ʊ)pak
 
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Definition of isopach in English:

noun

Geology
A line on a map or diagram connecting points beneath which a particular stratum or group of strata has the same thickness.
Example sentences
  • The process of step-and-stair transgression thus continues until hydrostatic equilibrium is established as the intrusion tapers out at the zero isopach.
  • After mapping the chosen horizons throughout the study area, we constructed selected isopachs and structure maps.
  • The following section deals with the significance of the observation that the sill reaches the zero isopach within the sediments, mentioned in point 4, which was not fully appreciated by Francis.

Origin

early 20th century: from iso- 'equal' + Greek pakhus 'thick'.

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