There are 2 definitions of Saale in English:

Saale1

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːlə
 
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  • A river of east central Germany. Rising in northern Bavaria near the border with the Czech Republic, it flows 425 km (265 miles) north to join the Elbe near Magdeburg.

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There are 2 definitions of Saale in English:

Saale2

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Pronunciation: /ˈzɑːlə
 
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noun

[usually as modifier] Geology
  • 1The penultimate Pleistocene glaciation in northern Europe, corresponding to the Wolstonian of Britain (and possibly the Riss of the Alps).
  • 1.1The system of deposits laid down in the Saale glaciation.
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    • Glacial deposits found in the southern part are probably of Saale age, or even older.
    • Professor Shotton asked for amplification of the relationships of the Older Till, which the author dated as Saale, to the later drifts.

Derivatives

Saalian

Pronunciation: /ˈzɑːlɪən/
adjective & noun
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  • In this context, the preservation of a Zechstein section on top of the Upper Volcanic Unit in this well is key evidence that the erosion of the crest of the Grensen Nose occurred in Saalian rather than Mesozoic time.
  • However, it should be noted that this anticline is partly related to post-Asturic tectonics: the Asturic unconformity is itself truncated by the Saalian unconformity on the crest of the structure.
  • A widespread erosional unconformity is recognized throughout the Variscan foreland in mid-Permian time, known as the Saalian unconformity, and this unconformity is prominent in the Grensen Nose area.

Origin

1930s: from Saale1.

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