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time slice

1. n. [Geophysics]

A horizontal display or map view of 3D seismic data having a certain arrival time, as opposed to a horizon slice that shows a particular reflection. A time slice is a quick, convenient way to evaluate changes in amplitude of seismic data.

See: amplitudearrivalhorizon slicethree-dimensional seismic data

Diagram of crosslines, inlines, and a time slice.