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inselberg

[′in·səl‚bərg]
(geology)
A large, steep-sided residual hill, knob, or mountain, generally rocky and bare, rising abruptly from an extensive, nearly level lowland erosion surface in arid or semiarid regions. Also known as island mountain.
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Inselberg sites showed a more complex distribution pattern.
This hypothesis was tested by assessing: (i) the influence of the species composition of the tree community of an inselberg on the tree community of the matrix where the inselberg is located; (ii) the influence of the tree community structure of the inselberg on the tree community of the matrix where the inselberg is located.
In the latter example, while a choropleth map is mostly used to represent the values of a single attribute assigned to geographic areas, a PCP is convenient for simultaneous representation of more than two variables (Inselberg 1985).
Sports memorabilia collector Eric Inselberg filed his suit on Jan.
This figure represents 40 % of the species known for the Emirate, underlining the conservation value of this impressive inselberg. Since this publication, the authors have conducted regular surveys on Jebel Hafit, resulting in the discovery of 46 new native plant species (Table 1).
The landscape is dominated by the presence of formations of green schists that outcrop on large areas imposing a typical hilly relief with small slopes (1-5[degrees]), with isolated outliers kind inselberg which was homogenized and uniformed by development of valleys.
Plus next time you hear someone call Uluru a monolith, you can politely let them know it's actually an inselberg, a German term describing an isolated hill or mountain rising abruptly from a plain.
L'erosion continue son travail de sape, jusqu'a creer de grandes collines blanches, solitaires, appelees "inselbergs" (Inselberg est un mot allemand qui veut dire "ile" "montagne", applique a des reliefs isoles semblant emerger d'une etendue plate.