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12:37 Feb 3, 2009
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Science - Geography
Additional field(s): Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase: badlands
Definition from Glossary Of Geography:
Very irregular topography resulting from wind and water erosion of sedimentary rock.

Example sentence(s):
  • Badlands are semiarid regions with sparse vegetation that experience high rates of erosion. Water and wind, instead of carving gentle hills and broad valleys, sculpt soft sedimentary rock into intricate mazes of narrow ravines, v-shaped gullies, knife-sharp ridges, buttes, and colorful pinnacles. SOUTH DAKOTA BADLANDS
  • Both badlands and gullies appear to have developed since European settlement and to be part of the same hydrological system with extensive areas of bare ground (badlands) feeding water to incising gullies. ScienceDirect
  • n the Badlands, soils can consist of sandstone, shale, and lignite. All soils have been modified by erosion (i.e. wind, water, and ice). University of Idaho
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Badlands
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Badlands is een landschapsvorm die gekenmerkt wordt door een sterk geërodeerde uit klei bestaande ondergrond, voornamelijk in semi-woestijn gebieden. Erosie door water en wind hebben tot gevolg dat in badlands geologische formaties als canyons, ravijnen en hoodoos veelvuldig voorkomen.

De term badlands komt van het Spaanse woord malpaís wat slecht land (Engels: bad land) betekent. Het dankt deze benaming aan het feit dat het terrein vaak slecht begaanbaar is.
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Definition from Wiki:
Badlands is een landschapsvorm die gekenmerkt wordt door een sterk geërodeerde uit klei bestaande ondergrond, voornamelijk in semi-woestijn gebieden. Erosie door water en wind hebben tot gevolg dat in badlands geologische formaties als canyons, ravijnen en hoodoos veelvuldig voorkomen.

De term badlands komt van het Spaanse woord malpaís wat slecht land (Engels: bad land) betekent. Het dankt deze benaming aan het feit dat het terrein vaak slecht begaanbaar is.

Example sentence(s):
  • Ze slaan op de vlucht in de richting van de Badlands of Montana,waarbij nog meer slachtoffers vallen. - Filmkeuze  

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therefore exactly like Cévennes proposed...
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