dry valley

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dry valley

[¦drī ′val·ē]
(geology)
A valley, usually in a chalk or karst type of topography, that has no permanent water course along the valley floor.
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This exceptionally dry climate means that everything in the Dry Valleys is perfectly preserved.
If Kurz's team could estimate that, they'd have a ruler by which they could measure the age of the landscape here and in the Dry Valleys.
In between, dry valleys, mid-altitude cloud forest, and the Lake Titicaca basin provided maize, beans, and coca.
Professor Jon Davidson and Dr Dougal Jerram joined researchers from John Hopkins University, in America, in studying rocks at Dry Valleys, a sub-zero desert in Antarctica.
I am privileged to have known him for the past 10 years and I have great memories of his dry Valleys humour.
Ecosystems in cold, dry locations on Earth, such as the Antarctic dry valleys, provide examples of how life on early Mars might have survived and where to look for fossils.
Campbell IB, Claridge GGC, Balks MR, Campbell DI (1998) The soil environment of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.
The report shows that temperatures in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys dropped by 0.
McKay's first exobiology mission was to the dry valleys of Antarctica.
Hanebrink also recently delivered two bikes that will assist scientists from the Center of Astrophysical Research for the Antarctic explore the dry valleys of the South Pole, where temperatures can reach 130 degrees below zero.
The southern dry valleys around Hatch are best known for their meaty green pods.
It's been an amazing transformation -- of dry valleys to fertile lands.