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English translation: diapir

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Spanish term or phrase:diapiro
English translation:diapir
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12:04 Jul 27, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: diapiro
The "diapiro" of the development of the salt flats.
Linebyline
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:45
diapir
Explanation:
This is a geological term:
"a dome formation in which the rigid top layers have been split open by pressure from an underlying plastic core." - Webster's New World Collegiate Dict.
See the URL for tons of material on diapirs & salt beds.
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Robert Anderson
Local time: 08:45
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sorry I took so long to give you your points,
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nadiapirRobert Anderson
nadiapirMarcus Malabad


  

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13 mins
diapir


Explanation:
or upheaval domes. see links below for explanation and pics!

apparently they occur only in salt deposits


    Reference: http://meteorite.org/upheaval2.htm
    Reference: http://www.dgi.com/earthvision/sol_diapir.shtml
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 16:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
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15 mins
diapir


Explanation:
This is a geological term:
"a dome formation in which the rigid top layers have been split open by pressure from an underlying plastic core." - Webster's New World Collegiate Dict.
See the URL for tons of material on diapirs & salt beds.


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?hl=es&safe=off&q=diapir+salt&lr...
Robert Anderson
Local time: 08:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 229
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Thanks,
sorry I took so long to give you your points,
Jo
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