Sebkha

sebkha

[′seb·kə]
(geology)
A geologic feature, in North Africa, which is a smooth, flat, plain usually high in salt; after a rain the plain may become a marsh or a shallow lake until the water evaporates. Also known as sabkha; sebcha; sebka; sibjet.

Sebkha

 

a term used in the Sahara for a landlocked plain having no outlet and covered with solonchaks.

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Smykatz-Kloss, "Mineralogical and geochemical study of Holocene sebkha sediments in southeastern Tunisia," Chemie der Erde--Geochemistry, vol.
In other places the watertable is close to the surface, forming sebkhas such as Sebkha Beni Ateyi and the ephemeral Lake Mandara, both of which are characterised by abundant vegetation and support a relatively diverse and still unexplored ecology (White et al.
Some authors consider that sabkha -- or sebkha -- would be marine influenced, whereas playa would be only continental (e.g., Bates and Jackson, 1987; Briere, 2000).
Two of the best known dynamic coastal bacterial communities are sebkha and stromatolite communities.
(TAP) -- In light of Tunisian-Finnish cooperation, Finnish Minister of Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen stressed the need for Tunisia to develop a complementary study to the valorisation and development project of sebkha Sijoumi and to provide the institutional and financial framework for the implementation of this project as soon as possible.
Ce projet aura un impact sur la protection de l'environnement, dont la preservation de la sebkha de la region.
The flagship project is the rehabilitation of the sebkha of Ben Ghayadha located in Mahdia, to be carried out by Qataris.
The campaign started in Sebkha of Kelibia and Hammam Leghzaz where samples will be taken for five days and then analysed as part of the monitoring of the ecological situation and the prevention of threats and risks to the health of local people, said Nabiha Ben Mbarek, head of the natural ecosystems department at the ANPE.
L'ADE rappelle que le Chott et la Sebkha de Sahrez Gharbi sont une vaste depression endoreique faisant partie d'un systeme plus etendu compose des grands chotts des hautes plaines steppiques algeriennes, la ou convergent les eaux provenant de l'Atlas saharien au Sud, et l'Atlas tellien au Nord.