lacustrine environment

Keyword Definition

[lacustrine] (a) Pertaining to, produced by, or formed in a lake or lakes; e.g. “lacustrine sands” deposited on the bottom of a lake, or a “lacustrine terrace” formed along its margin.  (b) Growing in or inhabiting lakes; e.g. a “lacustrine fauna”.  (c) Said of a region characterized by lakes; e.g. a “lacustrine desert” containing the remnants of numerous lakes that are now dry.

Source: AGI Glossary of Geology, 4th edition, 1997

Category: Geological

Geological keywords, such as “granite”, “lake”.  The definitions are generally taken from the AGI Glossary of Geology.  Keywords with a geographic context (e.g. Cape Smith Fold Belt, Selwyn Basin, Grenville Province) are assigned to a separate category.

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