Dictionary:Diapir

ADVERTISEMENT
From SEG Wiki
Revision as of 18:20, 3 April 2017 by Pintojj (talk | contribs) (Prepared the page for translation)
Jump to: navigation, search
Other languages:
English • ‎español


(dī’ ∂ per) A flow structure whose mobile core has pierced overlying rocks. Salt and shale are the most common sedimentary rocks involved in diapirs. Intrusive rocks can also form diapir-like features but ‘‘diapiric’’ is usually restricted to plastic flow.