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superjacent

 [soo″per-ja´sent]
located just above.

superjacent

Lying immediately above or upon something.
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(57) The US once described Norway's interpretation of sovereign rights off Svalbard's continental shelf and superjacent water as "wishful thinking," (58) and has since 1974 steadfastly reserved its rights with regard to the problematic interpretation of the Svalbard Treaty, thus preserving its option to oppose Norway while keeping open strategic and economic options vis-a-vis Russia.
(11) Article 3 of the Convention on the Continental Shelf adds: "The rights of the coastal State over the continental shelf do not affect the legal status of the waters as high seas, or that of the superjacent airspace above those waters." (12) For these reasons, writers have stressed that:
* Re-mobilising subjacent, superjacent joints (fingers, ankle, knees, hip);
(200) Secondly, Finn J addressed native title rights of taking marine resources from the superjacent waters in the EEZ and found that they too raised 'no issue of inconsistency for the common law.' (201) Thirdly, Finn J addressed the native title right of taking resources from the seabed or subsoil and noted that, because of art 77(2), it might be thought that an issue of inconsistency at common law would arise.
through international straits and the superjacent airspace, which cannot
The UN Conference on the Law of the Sea 1958, and subsequently the UNCLOS, describe the continental shelf as "the seabed and subsoil of the submarine areas adjacent to the coast but outside the area of the territorial sea, to a depth of 200 meters, or, beyond that limit, to where the depth of the superjacent waters admits of the exploitation of the natural resources of the said areas."
(9) Additionally, the rights of a coastal state over the continental shelf "do not affect the legal status of the superjacent waters".
It also defines the concept of EEZ, which is an area up to 200 nautical miles beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea, giving coastal states ''sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to'' (above) '' the seabed and of the seabed and its subsoil.''
and increasing in width toward the insertion of the superjacent leaflet
(200) As a coastal state, Australia has sovereign rights "for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to the sea-bed and of the sea-bed and its subsoil", (201) as well as "with regard to other activities for the economic exploitation and exploration of the zone." (202) Jurisdiction is then accorded to Australia for the establishment and use of artificial islands, installations and structures, marine scientific research, and the protection and preservation of the marine environment.
The sheet-like members of the superjacent Logan Formation form the more modest upper slopes of the Gorge up to elevations of 305 to 315 m (1000 to 1040 ft) with the Pennsylvanian Pottsville Formation forming the higher ridge tops in the area (Bork and Malcuit 1979; DeLong 1972).