Dolomites


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Dolomites

or

Dolomite Alps,

Alpine group, N Italy, between the Isarco and Piave rivers, named for the dolomitic limestone of which it is composed. Famous for their strikingly bold outline (a stairstep effect created by erosion of alternate layers of soft and hard rock) and for their vivid colors at sunrise and sunset, the Dolomites are ideal for mountain climbing and skiing. Hydroelectricity is produced in the Dolomites. The Marmolada (10,964 ft/3,342 m), the highest peak, has glaciers. Cortina d'Ampezzo and other resorts are among the major tourist centers of Italy.

Dolomites

 

a mountain massif in the eastern Alps, in northeastern Italy. Length, 120 km; highest point (Mount Marmolada), 3,342 m. Its axial zone is mainly composed of dolomites and limestones, which form steep cliffs and oddly shaped summits. There are neve basins and glaciers, as well as mountain meadows and, on the lower slopes, pine and deciduous forests. It is a popular place for tourists, with re-sorts at Cortina d’Ampezzo and elsewhere.

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This study represents a novel approach towards the reconstruction of the environmental conditions during the formation of penecontemporaneous dolomite a process, which probably was among the most important processes of carbonate deposition through Earths history.
2 shows the micrographs of dolomites distributions and their adhesion on rPP matrix.
Detailed field observations and laboratory investigations revealed that it contains microfacies mainly of five types; lower sandy dolomite facies, silty dolomitic sandstone facies, sandy dolomite facies, silty sandy dolomite facies and highly porous dolomite facies.
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Look for the colorful case touting the Italian Dolomites.
Included in the price: Return scheduled flights from East Midlands Airport Return transfers from airport to hotel Seven nights half board accommodation, staying at the Hotel Alexander, Limone staying in a twin bedded room with private facilities One piece of hold luggage up to 15kg Drinks with dinner in the hotel ( draught beer , water, house wine, soft drinks) A candlelit gala dinner with live music Guided tour of Lake Garda Morning visit to Verona Guided tour of the Dolomites VAT Services of a tour manager OMEGA HOLIDAYS ABTA NO V4782, ATOL 6081
Thermostimulated luminescence studies of dolomites collected from geologically important Salem and Namakkal districts of Tamil Nadu, (India) carried out with various treatments show three peaks at 180[degrees]C, 260[degrees]C and 335[degrees]C.
Our taste of the Dolomites ended with dinner in the first-class Restaurant Tubladel - where homegrown venison was a highlight - and then we were off to enjoy Lake Garda.
WHEN even Rufus the dog is showing signs of not relishing his long walks in the countryside, it's high time for a change of perspective, so I'm taking the family to Lake Garda and the Dolomites in Italy, while Rufus checks into his local kennel for a week's full board and pampering.
Origin of Late Cretaceous dolomites at the southern margin of the Central System, Madrid Province, Spain.
No differences were recorded in the stoichiometry or other parameters of contemporaneous Silurian dolomites regardless whether they contact Devonian sediments or not (Figs 3-8).