1. A reservoir of subsurface saline water existing at very high pressure and offering the potential for geothermal energy.
2. Specifically, a reservoir that is completely saturated with natural gas and, therefore, which can be both a geothermal source and an unconventional gas source.
1. Under very high pressure beneath the earth's surface; usually defined as a fluid existing at pressure greater than 0.465 psi for each vertical foot of depth.
2. Describing reservoirs of highly pressurized geothermal fluids trapped underground that offer various energy potentials; such as, hydraulic energy from the high pressure, or thermal energy from the high temperature of the fluids, or natural gas dissolved in the fluid.
A male personal name, from Latin Georgius
, from Greek Georgios
, "husbandman, farmer"; from ge-
, "earth" + ergon
The name introduced in England by the Crusaders (a vision of St. George played a key role in the First Crusade), but not common until after the Hanoverian succession (18th century); so, also Georgian (1855) in reference to the reigns of the first four king Georges (1714-1830).
St. George began to be recognized as patron of England in the time of Edward III, perhaps because of his association with the Order of the Garter.
Like, or pertaining to, agricultural or rustic affairs; rural; agrarian.
The examination, or analysis, of soil.
Another term for an earth quake.
1. Pertaining to the earth and moon.
2. Belonging to the joint action or mutual relations of the earth and moon; as, "geoselenic phenomena".
1. The series of climax formations in an area throughout geological time.
2. A sere as viewed through geologic time periods.
A sere is the series of different communities of plants and animals that occupy a specific site and create a stable system during the process of ecological succession or changes.
1. The physical earth; a term for the solid mass (lithosphere) of the planet, or for the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere as a whole.
2. The solid matter of the earth, as distinct from the seas, plants, animals, and surrounding atmosphere.
3. The soils, sediments, and rock layers of the earth's crust, both continental and beneath the ocean floors.
4. Also known asgeophysiology or the study of the interaction among living organisms on the earth operating under the hypothesis that the earth itself acts as a single living organism.
A reference to the combination of the earth's lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere.
geostatic pressure, ground pressure, lithostatic pressure, rock pressure
The pressure of the weight of overburden exerted on a rock formation by movements of the earth.
Apparently fixed in position in relation to the earth; describing an artificial satellite that travels above the equator and at the same speed as the earth rotates; so, that it constantly appears at the same point in the sky.
Relating to the deflective forces produced by, or arising from, the earth's rotation.
A wind, ocean current, or other such movement in which the horizontal force is exactly balanced by the apparent force exerted on a moving object by the rotation of the earth.
The balance between the Coriolis force
and the horizontal pressure gradient that determines the first-order circulation patterns of the open ocean.
The Coriolis force is an apparent force exerted on a moving object by the rotation of the earth; an object that is moving horizontally above the earth's surface in the Northern Hemisphere tends to show a rightward deflection, and one in the Southern Hemisphere tends to show a lefward deflection.
Described by Gaspard de Coriolis, 1792-1843, A French civil engineer.
Available for further enlightenment: the Earth, Words from the Myths.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)":