Overlying

  • (adj): Placed on or over something else.
    Example: "An overlying image"
    Synonyms: superimposed

Some articles on overlying:

Marcellus Formation - Geology - Stratigraphy - Overlying
... There the Marcellus is separated from the overlying Skaneateles Formation, a more clastic and fossiliferous dark shale, by the thin Stafford or Mottville Limestone bed ...
Tumblagooda Sandstone - Age
... confirmed by the identification in the overlying beds of a conodont fauna with a recognizably Silurian character, but when the palæomagnetism of the area was ... A single conodont element, again drawn from overlying sediments, was taken to support a late Cambrian to early Ordovician age, but this was refuted ... diverse and numerous—therefore more securely dated—assemblage of conodonts, again from overlying sediments ...
Ediacaran Biota - Preservation - Scale of Preservation
... The rate of cementation of the overlying substrate relative to the rate of decomposition of the organism determines whether the top or bottom surface of an organism is preserved ... Most disc-shaped fossils decomposed before the overlying sediment was cemented, the ash or sand then slumped in to fill the void, leaving a cast of the underside of the organism ... Conversely, quilted fossils tended to decompose after the cementation of the overlying sediment hence their upper surfaces are preserved ...
Salt Dome - Formation
... The overlying sediment will undergo compaction, causing an increase in density and therefore a decrease in buoyancy ... it to plastically deform and flow laterally, decoupling the overlying sediment from the underlying sediment ... over millions of years, the salt will pierce and break through the overlying sediment, first as a dome-shaped and then a mushroom-shaped - fully formed salt diapir ...
Monocline - Formation
... of an earlier extensional fault during a phase of inversion causing folding in the overlying sequence ... an extensional fault in basement into an overlying cover sequence ... of a reverse fault in basement into an overlying cover sequence ...