Coined initially in geological discourse to refer to the transtemporal uniformity of geological process
(the present is the key to the past), uniformitarianism is used by Fletcher as the latent pillar of his intellectual enterprise, which legitimates his cross-cultural ventures and transtemporal comparison aimed at revealing the timeless regulators of settlements.
Located 150 miles north of San Francisco, the Pygmy Forest is the result of a geological process
dating back to the Pleistocene Era.
In "Cambrian" the processes of glaciation, erosion, and sedimentation are only partially explainable, and any attempts to unravel geological process
must be ultimately defeated by nature's mutability: "Murchison's quarrel / with Sedgwick," where they were "disputing Silurian layers / on the Cambrian map," is ironized by what is going on outside, where "the wind blazed higher / renewing its quarrel with everything they drew.
The rugged face of Mars may have been shaped by plate tectonics, the same geological process
that is responsible for earthquakes, ocean basins and continental drift on Earth, according to Norman H.
Early results from such forward modeling of the whole geological process
have led Colin North to question one of the tenets of geology.
In the research led by Christopher Oze, the team measured rates of methane and hydrogen production during a geological process
called olivine hydrolysis, or serpentinization.
That suggests that even if the planet isn't biologically active, some unknown geological process
is very much alive, continually releasing methane into the air.
We need to delve below the symptoms and find the disease, and at the technical level, part of the disease lies in the nature of agriculture, the unique geological process
of the Holocene (Chesworth, 1996, 2002).
They also discovered an unexpected class of landform on Mercury and suggest that a previously unrecognized geological process
is responsible for its formation.