A layer of soil, sediment, or rock that may or may not be saturated, that is incapable of transmitting significant quantities of water under ordinary hydraulic gradients.
   Compare: aquitard.

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • Aquiclude — Un aquiclude désigne une formation (au sens géologique du terme) relativement imperméable à l eau (exemple une strate d argile). Comparé à un aquitard, un aquiclude n est pas transmissif. Portail de la géologie Catégorie : Hydrogéologie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Aquiclude — Mit Grundwassernichtleiter, Aquifuge oder Aquiclude werden in der Hydrogeologie die Schichten bezeichnet, die eine Grundwasser leitende Schicht (Aquifer) begrenzen und selbst kaum wasserdurchlässig (z. B. Tone) sind. Dadurch bilden sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • aquiclude — /ak wi kloohd /, n. any geological formation that absorbs and holds water but does not transmit it at a sufficient rate to supply springs, wells, etc. [AQUI + clude < L cludere, var. of claudere to CLOSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • aquiclude — noun A solid, impermeable area underlying or overlying an aquifer. Syn: aquifuge …   Wiktionary

  • aquiclude —    A formation which, although porous and capable of storing water, does not transmit it at rates sufficient to furnish an appreciable supply for a well or spring.    See also confining unit [22] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • aquiclude — aq·ui·clude …   English syllables

  • aquiclude — /ˈækwiklud/ (say akweekloohd) noun a rock, soil or sediment below the surface of the earth which does not allow water to pass through it, and so often forms the boundary of an aquifer …   Australian English dictionary

  • aquiclude — ˈakwəˌklüd, ˈäk noun ( s) Etymology: aqui + Latin cludere, claudere to close, shut up, block up more at close : a geologic formation or stratum that confines water in an adjacent aquifer * * * /ak wi kloohd /, n. any geological formation that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aquifer — Typical aquifer cross section An aquifer is a wet underground layer of water bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well. The study of water flow… …   Wikipedia

  • Groundwater — Shipot, a common source of drinking water in a Ukrainian village. Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations. A unit of rock or an unconsolidated deposit is called an… …   Wikipedia

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