Definition of tectonophysics in English:
plural noun[treated as singular]
The branch of geophysics that deals with the forces that cause movement and deformation in the earth’s crust.
- This paper reviews the recent progress in the studies of experimental rock mechanics and tectonophysics concerning seismology and physics of the Earth's interior in China.
- Tectonophysics is aimed at incoming graduate students and senior undergraduates, and examines the basic physical processes of the dynamic Earth.
- Plate tectonics and tectonophysics are disciplines of Earth Science which describe the motions of the Earth's crust and the associated driving mechanisms of such motion.
Definition of tectonophysics in:
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