geologic time

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Synonyms for geologic time

the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)

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Wolfe contends, however, that most geologists and paleobiologists think about events on a geologic time scale and are not accustomed to considering what happens on a scale of months or weeks.
However, Kling stresses, "We're working with a phenomenon that occurs on a geologic time scale and we're trying to make measurements on a nine-month time scale.
On a broad geologic time scale, the eruption was not a surprise.
Ten thousand years is a very short period on the geologic time scale.
Sometimes progress is on a geologic time scale, but it does move,'' Allen said.
Geologists have just added a new chapter to Earth's lengthy time line, called the geologic time scale.
com/research/bnxxx8/the_geologic_time) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new report "The Geologic Time Scale 2012 2-Volume Set" to their offering.
The difference, according to Stein, is that the two sides of the San Andreas fault move past each other at a speed of about one and a half inches in a year - which is fast on a geologic time scale.
1990, A Geologic Time Scale 1989: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 263 p.