Sedimentory basin

Updated on 25/02/2019
Sens commun

Portion of the Earth's crust on which has been deposited, or still is depositing, many layers of sediment, produced by the alteration of preexisting rocks. Over time, significant accumulation of sediments causes the depression of the deposition zone, and allows the addition of new layers, creating a sedimentary basin.

according to CNRS
Thématiques associées
Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.