bacini areici

17:00 Mar 23, 2018
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology / In A Journal Article
Italian term or phrase: bacini areici
Contesto:

Bacini areici, o bacini tipici delle zone aride, con reticolo pochissimo sviluppato o addirittura assente, che si riattiva solo in occasione di rare precipitazioni. I corsi d'acqua hanno spesso alveo asciutto; uadi nel nord Africa è il nome che si dà a queste incisioni che sono l'impronta dello scorrere di acque, le quali normalmente sono assenti (e quindi sono visibili solo i letti incisi e asciutti, che si estendono in reticoli ciechi anche per chilometri), in quanto si infiltrano nella sabbia e nel detrito o rapidamente evaporano. Queste situazioni sono osservabili nei grandi deserti caldi come il Sahara, il deserto arabico o quello australiano.

Molte Grazie,

Barbara
Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 08:45


Summary of answers provided
4 +5areic basins
philgoddard


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
areic basins


Explanation:
If you don't mind my saying so, this is very easy to guess.

Definition of: areic
(ar′ē·ik) adjective Geog.
Pertaining to or designating a region of the earth contributing little or no surface drainage, as the Sahara. [<L arere be dry]
http://www.whatdoesthatmean.com/dictionary/A/areic.html

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Note added at 1 hr (2018-03-23 18:37:52 GMT)
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I don't have a background in the subject. Today is the first time I've seen this word.

philgoddard
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 24
Notes to answerer
Asker: Easy only if you have a background in the subject matter.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Cornelius Gillen: arheic is an alternative spelling; definition in AGI Glossary of Geology
18 hrs
  -> And aretic, and arhetic! Thanks.

agree  tradu-grace
21 hrs

agree  Michele Fauble
1 day 3 hrs

agree  Peter Cox
2 days 17 hrs

agree  Barbara Carrara: Why was this question closed withou awarding you any points? Seems unfair.
5 days
  -> Thanks! I think it may have been retaliation for pointing out that Barbara apparently didn't do any research.
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