Glossary and Acronym List

 

 

AFB

Air Force Base

BRAC

Base Realignment and Closure

CDPHE

Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment

LAC

Lowry Assumption LLC

RAB

Restoration Advisory Board

 

 

alluvium

Deposit made by streams in river beds, flood plains, and alluvial fans

bedrock

A solid rock that underlies gravel, soil, or other superficial material

lithologic core

Sample taken of rock and described on the basis of such charactertistics as color, mineral composition, and grain size

molecular diffusion A spreading out of molecules into a fluid or porous medium, in ta direction tending to equalize concentrations in all parts of the system
paleochannel A river channel that existed in the geologic past, whose direction is inferred from the sedimentary structures and textures of the rocks formed at that time