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true vertical thickness

1. n. [Geology]

The thickness of a bed or rock body measured vertically at a point. The values of true vertical thickness in an area can be plotted and contours drawn to create an isochore map.

See: attitudebedcontourisochoreisopachstratigraphytrue stratigraphic thickness

Diagram of true stratigraphic thickness and true vertical thickness.