Definition of subsidence in English:
The gradual caving in or sinking of an area of land.
- The early Cretaceous is characterized by relative quiescence and thermal subsidence following late Jurassic rifting.
- Removal of water from compressible materials such as silt and clay can lead to compaction of the confining unit and subsidence of the land surface.
- In particular, we relate apparent Neogene subsidence to modification of the Shelf's basement architecture.
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