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PREFERRED TERM
pressure release weathering  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • propagation of fractures near the surface of solid rock due to expansion related to release of confining pressure when deeply buried rock is unroofed. Fractures typically propagate along surfaces close to and subparallel to the surface of the outcrop.
DESCRIPTION
  • propagation of fractures near the surface of solid rock due to expansion related to release of confining pressure when deeply buried rock is unroofed. Fractures typically propagate along surfaces close to and subparallel to the surface of the outcrop.
IDENTIFIER
  • pressureReleaseWeathering
TITLE
  • pressure release weathering
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventProcessValue/pressureReleaseWeathering
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