The term "subaerial", mainly used in geology, describes events or structures located at the Earth's surface, "under the air". This is to be contrasted with "submarine" events or structures, those located under the sea. A subaerial eruption of a volcano is one that ejects material into the air. Subaerial weathering is weathering by rain, frost, rivers etc. Subaerial materials are materials at the surface of the planet exposed to the air.Fact|date=May 2007

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  • Subaerial — Sub a*[ e] ri*al, a. Beneath the sky; in the open air; specifically (Geol.), taking place on the earth s surface, as opposed to subaqueous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subaerial — adjective Date: 1833 situated, formed, or occurring on or immediately adjacent to the surface of the earth < subaerial erosion > < subaerial roots > • subaerially adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subaerial — subaerially, adv. /sub air ee euhl, ay ear ee euhl/, adj. located or occurring on the surface of the earth. [1825 35; SUB + AERIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • subaerial — adjective Located or occurring at the Earths surface, especially on land …   Wiktionary

  • subaerial —    (adjective)    Said of conditions and processes, such as erosion, that exist or operate in the open air on or immediately adjacent to the land surface; or of features and materials, such as eolian deposits, that are formed or situated on the… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • subaerial — adjective Geology existing, occurring, or formed in the open air or on the earth s surface, not under water or underground. Derivatives subaerially adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • subaerial — sub·aerial …   English syllables

  • subaerial — sub•aer•i•al [[t]sʌbˈɛər i əl, eɪˈɪər i əl[/t]] adj. cvb geo located or occurring on the surface of the earth • Etymology: 1825–35 sub•aer′i•al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • subaerial — /sʌbˈɛəriəl/ (say sub airreeuhl) adjective Geology located or happening on the earth s surface. Compare marine (def. 6). {sub + aerial} …  

  • subaerial —   a. in open air; on surface of ground …   Dictionary of difficult words

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