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Also known as axial surface. { akиse¯иəl pla¯n } axial-plane cleavage [GEOL] Rock cleavage essentially parallel to the axial plane of a fold. { akиse¯иəl ¦pla¯n kle¯иvij } axial-plane foliation [GEOL] Foliation developed in rocks parallel to the axial plane of a fold and perpendicular to the chief deformational pressure. { akиse¯иəl ¦pla¯n fo¯и le¯ a¯иshən } axial-plane schistosity [GEOL] Schistosity developed parallel to the axial planes of folds. { akиse¯иəl ¦pla¯n shis ta¨sиədиe¯ } axial-plane separation [GEOL] The distance between axial planes of adjacent anticline and syncline.

Anиte¯¦sı¯иklo¯¦jenиəиsəs } anticyclolysis [METEOROL] Any weakening of anticyclonic circulation in the atmosphere. { ¦anиte¯ sı¯¦kla¨lиəиsəs } anticyclone [METEOROL] High-pressure atmospheric closed circulation whose relative direction of rotation is clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere, and undefined at the Equator. Also known as highpressure area. { anиte¯ sı¯ klo¯n } anticyclonic [METEOROL] Referring to a rotation about the local vertical that is clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere, undefined at the Equator.

2. A point on the earth defined in terms of astronomical latitude and longitude. { asиtrə na¨mиəиkəl pə zishиən } astronomical refraction [GEOPHYS] The bending of a ray of celestial radiation as it passes through atmospheric layers of increasing density. { asиtrə na¨mиəиkəl ri frakиshən } astronomical station See astronomical position. { asиtrə na¨mиəиkəl sta¯иshən } astronomical surveying [GEOD] The celestial determination of latitude and longitude; separations are calculated by computing distances corresponding to measured angular displacements along the reference spheroid.

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