English translation: urban spaces of high mineral content
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Sorry Annie, I am afraid I took the points away from your answer and gave them to Lydia, I hope to be able to accept a future kudos question from you and give you those points you so much want and am sure will deserve too!!!
Eileen, I believe you hit the "wrong" selection. I don't know if you can remove points. If so, let me know, for they should go to Annie.
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urban spaces of high mineral content
Lydia De Jorge United States Local time: 03:16 Works in field Native speaker of: Spanish, English PRO pts in category: 28
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Asker: Hi Lydia,
I hit a wrong option but I wanted to choose your answer so the points should not go to Annie, I need to rectify the glossary entry, which I have just done. Hope all is ok now. Thanks for bringing that to my attention Lydia :-))
Explanation: I found a couple of examples of mineralized urban spaces in English, where mineralized meant paved or concrete.
One example was discussing GIS and "mineralized spaces" and "vegetalized spaces."
Another article, "Green structures and Urban planning," says:
"While mineralized or hard elements ( concrete or asphalt paved area) can easily reach surface temperatures in the rage of 50-70 °C , leaves temperature are around air temperature with variations in the range on -1° to + °4 °C."
Since the source text is from an article about urban green construction, I am inclined to think that "espacios mineralizados" refers to "paved areas."
At first I thought the source term may have referred to what is called brownfields, but I think now that it is referring to "mineralized" spaces which are paved/concrete.
anniegpena Local time: 03:16 Native speaker of: English
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