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12:51 Nov 24, 2008
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Geology
English term or phrase: peatslide
Jag undrar om någon vet vad peatslide eller peat slide heter på svenska. Termen förekommer i en text som handlar om vindkraftverk.
xxxMaria Melin
Sweden
Local time: 12:38
Swedish translation:jordskred i torvmark
Explanation:
Peat = torv, men "torvskred" förekommer nog bara i Storbritannien, kanske på Irland. Specialfall av "landslide".
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myrwad
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Local time: 12:38
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jordskred i torvmark


Explanation:
Peat = torv, men "torvskred" förekommer nog bara i Storbritannien, kanske på Irland. Specialfall av "landslide".

myrwad
Sweden
Local time: 12:38
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 6

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neutral  Thomas Johansson: Det är torv som faller.
7 hrs
  -> Jovisst, men ska man använda "torvskred", torv är ju en jordtyp? Fast visst kan man tolka det som att det är i torv inbäddad jord som rasar...
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Kerry County Council officials spent an entire day creating diversions to stop the flow of peat from the first bogslide. A dam was created to direct the bogslide away from the path of a river. Up to 30,000 people in north Kerry were left without a water supply due to polluted water courses and threatened reservoirs. [6] A boil notice was placed on the local water supply. [7] Several homes in a rural area between Tralee and Castleisland were cut off. [8]
One environmental effect of the bogslide was a serious fish kill on the River Smearlagh. Thousands of "mature and juvenile" trout and salmon were killed in peat which had travelled over two miles and was at a depth of eight to ten feet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Kerry_bogslide

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Peat slides in Port Stanley:

# 1878: The first peat slide destroys several houses in Port Stanley.
# 1886: Second peat slide destroys the exchange building and two women are killed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_history_of_the_...

Landslides (peatslips), caused by excessive peat cutting, destroyed part of the town in 1879 and 1886, the second landslide killing two people.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley,_Falkland_Islands

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Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation matter. Peat forms in wetlands or peatlands, variously called bogs, moors, muskegs, pocosins, mires, and peat swamp forests.

Samt bilder. Japp, det är torv.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peat

Thomas Johansson
Peru
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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