compressional

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  • A compressional wave of air had been started in the far north and had spread out over the earth with the velocity of sound. Cited from The Man Who Rocked the Earth, by Arthur Train and Robert Williams Wood
  • This event started under a compressional regime, followed by an extensional one.
  • Gravitational forces could be even important in certain cases during emplacement of compressional thrusts.
  • The positive terms in the equation are expansional forces while the negative terms represent beam compressional forces.
  • The figure shows the compressional behaviour at room temperature.
  • These receivers record the arrival time of the compressional waves.
  • Subsidence will generally dry out an air mass by adiabatic, or compressional, heating.
  • They are also relatively symmetric which indicates they are compressional structures.
  • On the leeward side of mountains, desert climates can exist due to the dry air caused by compressional heating.
  • The massive compressional forces involved in such a collision cause the basement rock and all of the units above it to deform.
  • Nevertheless, the winds are notorious for causing hot, dry weather due to compressional heating of the lower atmosphere.
  • It exerts compressional or clamping force through the bottom tip that projects through the hole.
  • In general, subsidence will dry out an air mass by adiabatic, or compressional, heating.
  • By convention the compressional quadrants are colour-filled and the tensional left white.
  • Large overthrust faults occur in areas that have undergone great compressional forces.
  • With regards to the geological evidence, this event was of compressional nature.
  • This result assumes that there has been no increased elastic compression due to the increased pressure, and no change of compressional elastic properties. Cited from Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays, by J. (John) Joly
  • Subsidence will generally dry out an air mass by adiabatic (compressional) heating.
  • In two 1961 papers on compressional wave velocities, he established what is now called Birch's law.
  • As the two masses meet, tremendous compressional forces distort and modify the rocks involved.
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