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English translation: aquitards

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15:23 Apr 3, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology
Italian term or phrase: acque-tardi
Sulla base delle caratteristiche litologiche e strutturali delle rocce calcareo-dolomitiche si può affermare che l'idrostruttura è formata da livelli propriamente acquiferi e livelli idrologicamente classificabli come "acque-tardi".
Befanetta81
Italy
English translation:aquitards
Explanation:
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An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, silt, or clay) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well. The study of water flow in aquifers and the characterization of aquifers is called hydrogeology. Related terms include: an aquitard, which is an impermeable layer along an aquifer, and an aquiclude (or aquifuge), which is a solid, impermeable area beneath an aquifer. The surface of saturated material in an aquifer is known as the water table.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquifer
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aquitards


Explanation:
This is a guess, but it's probably right!

An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, silt, or clay) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well. The study of water flow in aquifers and the characterization of aquifers is called hydrogeology. Related terms include: an aquitard, which is an impermeable layer along an aquifer, and an aquiclude (or aquifuge), which is a solid, impermeable area beneath an aquifer. The surface of saturated material in an aquifer is known as the water table.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquifer

Patricia Crotty
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  jacji: My Collins Geology dictionary agrees with the translation, but has a slightly differnt explanation: an aquitard is a " Confining bed that retards but does not completely stop the flow of water to or from an adjacent aquifer..."
3 hrs

agree  Lyudmila Gorbunova (married Zanella)
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