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Italian to English translations [PRO] Science - Geology
Italian term or phrase:canale detritico
Tourism website - walks in Italy, in this case near the Austrian border. Not much more context, I'm afraid. The trail takes you through woods and then crosses a "canale detritico". I imagine it is a canal containing detrital material, but is there a technical term? I've found references to "alluvial canals" but not anything reliable for "detrital canal". Many thanks.
they might mean grooves formed by erosion (thousands and millions of years of rain, ice burning its way into the rock and then melting after the end of the ice age etc.) and now consisting of sedimentary rocks. i saw a nice example when i was in norcia.
Hi Pauley. The sentence goes: "il sentiero sale per rocce e canali detritici seguendo la cresta orientale del monte". And another: "il sentiero sale ripido nel bosco, poi attraversa un canale detritico". Doesn't give much away, does it...?