English translation: high .... under pressure (see below)
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12:29 Sep 5, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO] Science - Geology
Italian term or phrase:elevata a pressioni
Salve a tutti. Il contesto e' la descrizione geologica di un isola; qui l'autore descrive la formazione di alcune associazioni minerali a di "cristalli blasti". Prosegue cosi'
"Questa associazione rappresenta condizioni di TEMPERATURA ELEVATA A PRESSIONI, e quindi profondita' nella crosta terrestre relativamente basse".
Non comprendo il senso della frase. Grazie in anticipo ;)
Se vi e' d'aiuto, aggiungo anche la frase che segue, che presenta un simile problema
"Evidenze microscopiche suggeriscono che tale associazione si sia sviluppata a spese di una precedente associazione minerale di pressione (e quindi profondita' piu' elevata) piu' elevata contentente staurolite".
quindi... "a pressione".. "di pressione"... qual'e' il nesso con la temperatura e la profondita'?
Reference information: * epths of 150-300 kilometres that have been squeezed under massive pressures.
VIP The Earth is sphere (as is the scotch egg!) with a diameter of about 12,700Kilometres. As we go deeper and deeper into the earth the temperature and pressure rises. The core temperature is believed to be an incredible 5000-6000°c.
VIP The crust is very thin (average 20Km). This does not sound very thin but if you were to imagine the Earth as a football, the crust would be about ½millimetre thick. The thinnest parts are under the oceans (OCEANIC CRUST) and go to a depth of roughly 10 kilometres. The thickest parts are the continents (CONTINENTAL CRUST) which extend down to 35 kilometres on average. The continental crust in the Himalayas is some 75 kilometres deep.
VIP The mantle is the layer beneath the crust which extends about half way to the centre. It's made of solid rock and behaves like an extremely viscous liquid - (This is the tricky bit... the mantle is a solid which flows????) The convection of heat from the centre of the Earth is what ultimately drives the movement of the tectonic plates and cause mountains to rise. Click here for more details
VIP The outer core is the layer beneath the mantle. It is made of liquid iron and nickel. Complex convection currents give rise to a dynamo effect which is responsible for the Earth's magnetic field.
VIP The inner core is the bit in the middle!. It is made of solid iron and nickel. Temperatures in the core are thought to be in the region of 5000-6000°c and it's solid due to the massive pressure.
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I don't do Italian, but have yet to find your phrase on any Italian site.
I just keep finding
Temperatura elevata E presioni...
liz askew United Kingdom Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 16
Note to reference poster
Asker: I know.. the phrases I can find would make more sense (at least to my geologically ignorant brain)... but this phrase is repeated more than once, it's not a typo.. it must have a specific meaning that escapes me!