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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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Successional patterns on tropical inselbergs: A case study on the Nouragues inselberg (French Guiana).
Os solos mais argilosos, principalmente os Argissolos, sao reportados para as areas ecotonais Florestas-Campinaranas, marginais as areias quartzosas hidromorficas, associados aos inselbergs, colinas, encostas dissecadas, rampas e superficies pediplanadas.
Table 2 shows a marked mid-twentieth-century contrast between low-density, mainly Muslim populations in the lowlands and much higher-density montagnard populations located preferentially on the outer slopes of the mountains and on massifs and inselbergs.
Above the plateaus there rises a series of erosion witnesses, inselbergs formed on green schists: Tulumba Mound (198 m), Fagaras Hill (190 m) and in the perimeter of administrative territory Casimcea: Baba Mounds (202 m), Haidar Mound (177 m), Rock Mound (165 m) Copadina Hill (177 m).
Inselbergs in the sea: vegetation of granite outcrops on the islands of Mahe, Praslin and Silhouette (Seychelles).
Many employees have found that the best way to enjoy the interior is to go with a qualified guide to climb isolated hills known as inselbergs to see the rain forest from above for as far as the eye can see and perhaps glimpse spider or howler monkeys, an anaconda or the elusive jaguar.
Despite the botanical richness of the region, which is under the Atlantic Forest Domain and is characterized by the presence of breathtaking inselberg formations, the whole area is severely affected by cattle breeding activities and periodic fires that is destroying the higher and more inaccessible parts of the inselbergs, where endemic species like Orthophytum guaratingense are confined.
Ciclo de erosao que sucedeu o ciclo sul-americano e atingiu um nivel de base no Neogeno--raramente atinge a fase de aplainamento generalizado, quando este e atingido pela superficie Velhas frequentemente apresenta remanescentes, isolados ou em grupos, que se elevam a semelhanca de inselbergs.
Several smaller physiographical units can be distinguished in this area: Trzebnickie Hills, Milicz-Glogow Depression, Wroclaw-Bremen Outwash Valley (Pradolina) and an area of inselbergs in the Sudetic Foreland.
Ocorrem tambem areas mais altas e complexas, graniticas ou gnaissicas, com a presenca de inselbergs e paes-de-acucar, dentre os quais alguns de forma peculiares parecem deitados, como a pedra de Mucajai, incorporada a cultura regional.
Debido a la accion de la erosion, causada por el viento y las lluvias, las montanas de la antigua sierra se habian reducido hasta su base, dejando una serie de masas de rocas aisladas, llamadas inselbergs.