Definition of updoming in US English:



  • The upward deformation of a rock mass into a dome shape.

    ‘this causes updoming of the rock surface’
    count noun ‘an early pre-Permian updoming’
    • ‘Buildings near the updoming displayed cracks and concrete road slabs were tilted through various angles.’
    • ‘The seismic data of a designated wind farm area off Borkum reveals that the wind farm area is located above the eastern flank of an updoming structure, probably a salt dome.’
    • ‘The camera revealed two regions of interest to geologists: a view of a highland valley network called Nirgal Vallis and an image of Labyrinthus Noctis, an area near the crest of a large updoming in the Martian crust.’