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interfluve

[′in·tər‚flüv]
(geology)
The area of land between two rivers, usually an upland or ridge between two adjacent valleys that contain streams flowing in approximately the same direction.
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Comparative analysis of alas meadow soils of alases Lena-Amga and Lena-Vilyuy River interfluves showed that the most optimal conditions for earthworms functioning develop in meadow soils of alases of Tiung and Tiukyan rivers' interflude.
They are found in the upper of interfluves in areas of maximum altitude: Chitu Mound, Babei Mound, Bica's Mound, Copadina Hill, Stanca Mound, stefan's Mound, Coltanul lui Miron, Gavrila's Mound, Coltanul lui Moraru etc.
To use the toolbox, two elements are needed, namely: the Digital Terrain Model (the better the digital terrain model resolution, the more accurate the results)--called theme 1, and a line-type vector representing the network of interfluves (primary and secondary orders) for the basin, here after called theme 2.
Accordingly, the reduced TWI values in upper and mid slope positions indicate where surface and throughflows are dispersed, defining interfluves.
The steppe vegetation is made out of dwarf shrubs regularly albeit, sparsely distributed over the interfluves, with a vegetation ground cover of 5 to 10%, occasionally 50 % (mean cover 10%), and a height of less than 100 cm.
These deeply weathered soils are restricted to the higher elevation interfluves, and transition into less mature soils in the Quaternary terraces and alluvial soils of the valleys.
The palaeosurface was comprised of features directly comparable to the basins, interfluves, islands and postholes at Kuk and was interpreted to have functioned in a directly analogous way (Harris and Hughes 1978:442; after Golson 1977a:616).
Scattered individuals of Picea mariana and Larix laricina are found on moist sites near the shore, whereas scattered pockets of Pinus banksiana occur on well-drained interfluves.
It consists of numerous channels, generally called furrows, which convey water from streams and springs along the steep slopes of river valleys, to densely populated interfluves.
The article is based on the analysis of 1465 wells which revealed the Neogene sediments in Volga and Kama interfluves within the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Three kaolinitic, acidic Haplustoxes (Soil Survey Staff 2010) of contrasting texture (sandy, loamy and clayey), located on the top of slightly dissected interfluves of the Cerrado region of Minas Gerais, were sampled in August 2003 for this study.