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T lanиtik o¯иshən } Atlantic-type continental margin [GEOL] A continental margin typified by that of the Atlantic which is aseismic because oceanic and continental lithospheres are coupled. { ət lanиtik tı¯p ka¨ntиən entиəl ma¨rиjən } atmoclast [GEOL] A fragment of rock broken off in place by atmospheric weathering. { atиmə klast } atmogenic [GEOL] Of rocks, minerals, and other deposits derived directly from the atmosphere by condensation, wind action, or deposition from volcanic vapors; for example, snow.

Asи trə na¨mиəиkəl mə ridиe¯иən } astronomical meridian plane [GEOD] A plane that contains the vertical of the observer and is parallel to the instantaneous rotation axis of the earth. { asиtrə na¨mиəиkəl mə ridиe¯иən pla¯n } astronomical parallel [GEOD] A line connecting points having the same astronomical latitude. { asиtrə na¨mиəиkəl parиə lel } associated corpuscular emission 26 atmolith [GEOD] 1. A point on the earth whose coordinates have been determined as a result of observation of celestial bodies.

Ash fe¯ld } ash flow [GEOL] 1. An avalanche of volcanic ash, generally a highly heated mixture of volcanic gases and ash, traveling down the flanks of a volcano or along the surface of the ground. Also known as glowing avalanche; incandescent tuff flow. 2. A deposit of volcanic ash and other debris resulting from such a flow and lying on the surface of the ground. { ash flo¯ } ash fusibility [GEOL] The gradual softening and melting of coal ash that takes place with increase in temperature as a result of the melting of the constituents and chemical reactions.

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