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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology
Italian term or phrase: impluvio
Elementi che caratterizzano un bacino idrografico

impluvi e compluvi
Antonella Amato
Local time: 15:42

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Maria Elisa Manfrino
3valley line
Patricia Crotty



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in hydrography, it is the place of the depressed points more than a catchment basin that collects relative meteoric waters to the same river basin making to meet them in the main collector who practically follows the same tracing.

Maria Elisa Manfrino
Local time: 15:42
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 1
Notes to answerer
Asker: Grazie Elisa, ma sto cercando il termine anglosassone. Impluvium con questo particolare significato è utilizzato solo in testi tradotti dal francese.

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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
valley line

or thalweg.

thalweg in geology is a line representing the profile of a land surface, drawn as a series of cross-sections that crosses all contour lines at right angles.


The word thalweg is also used in hydrology. It refers to a line drawn to join the lowest points along the entire length of a streambed or valley. This is occasionally called a valley line. The term is also sometimes used to refer to a subterranean stream that percolates under the surface and in the same general direction as the surface stream.

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalweg"

Patricia Crotty
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