inselberg


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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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These rupicolous environments, where crystalline rock outcrops rise above the Depressao Sertaneja lowlands represent the inselberg environment.
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.
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.
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.
Strong quenching of chlorophyll fluorescence in the desiccated state in three poikilohydric and homoiochlorophyllous moss species indicates photo-oxidative protection on highly light-exposed rocks of a tropical inselberg.
They may have drained the pre-Miocene inselberg landscape that occupied the western Murray Basin, which is now buried by a thick sequence of sediments of that age (BARNETT, 1989); however, that has not been demonstrated.
AMAPA: Inselberg Talousken, Massif des Tumuc-Humac, 11 ago 1993, J.
Biogeography and diversity of the inselberg (Laja) vegetation of southern Venezuela.