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vale encaixado

English translation: enclosed valleys

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Portuguese term or phrase:vale encaixado
English translation:enclosed valleys
Entered by: Henrique Serra
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15:07 Dec 3, 2004
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Geology / topography
Portuguese term or phrase: vale encaixado
Description of a place:

Topografia ondulada com vales encaixados
e chapadões com terminações abruptas.

Would it be river valleys?
Henrique Serra
Local time: 05:09
enclosed valleys
Explanation:
From the BBC Weather Center:

This area is rather wetter than the Swiss plateau and in winter the mountains carry snow for long periods. In some ***enclosed valleys*** winter temperatures can sometimes sink very low as cold air drains into the valley bottom.

There are other references on Google, too.
Selected response from:

Amy Duncan
Brazil
Local time: 05:09
Grading comment
Fits perfectly well, AmyD. Thanks!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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enclosed valleys


Explanation:
From the BBC Weather Center:

This area is rather wetter than the Swiss plateau and in winter the mountains carry snow for long periods. In some ***enclosed valleys*** winter temperatures can sometimes sink very low as cold air drains into the valley bottom.

There are other references on Google, too.

Amy Duncan
Brazil
Local time: 05:09
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Fits perfectly well, AmyD. Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Hermann
7 mins

agree  Henrique Magalhaes
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