sand plain

sand plain

[′san ‚plān]
(geology)
A small outwash plain formed by deposition of sand transported by meltwater streams flowing from a glacier.
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They then drove along the single-lane Nupsvotn bridge that spans part of the Skeidararsandur sand plain.The cause of the crash remained unclear.
Police said one child was among the dead and two among the injured in the crash which took place on a 200-300 metre bridge on the national Route 1 road near Skeidararsandur, a vast sand plain in southern Iceland.
On one side is the historic area around Qasr Al Hosn, which re-establishes the original setting of a solitary building on a sand plain, with an organic and natural coastal desert landscape.
Rolling sand plain is found at the foot of the Marwat- Bhittinni range [21].
Pilgrim farmers initially had great difficulty settling on an infertile, forested sand plain. Many died in the process.
This concept was evaluated for the Albany Sand Plain in Western Australia, an area of 2250 [km.sup.2] which typifies common land uses representative of semi-arid and Mediterranean-type agricultural production systems: cereal-dominated cropping (continuous cropping), mixed crop-pasture rotational systems (mixed cropping), and either permanent annual or perennial pastures for livestock grazing.
The sand lake plain (hereafter termed sand plain) was comprised of Spinks, Oakville, Sebewa, and Ottokee soils.
Island and Lab number (3) Association context Ulong Island: Ulong Village Ulong, TP 1, Layer 1, ANU-11932 midden associated with 10 20 cm stonework; sand plain Ulong, TP 1, Layer 1, ANU-12096 midden associated with 20-30 cm stonework; sand plain Ulong,TP 1, Layer 1, ANU-12097 midden associated with 20-30 cm stonework; sand plain Ulong, Unit 4, Layer l, Wk-15645 midden associated with 30-40cm stonework; sand plain Ulong, Unit 3, Layer 2, OZG-276 midden associated with 50-60 cm stonework; sand plain Ngeruktabel Island.
Lake Numalla lies elevated in the sand plain, ~3 km to the south-east of Lake Wyara (Fig.
In December 2004, one of us (RTH) was diving with volunteers on a sand plain at Saba Island, Netherlands Antilles, and a volunteer--Michael Chamma--acquired Figure 1C indicating the possibility that the octopus might be mimicking a flounder.
Although much of the plateau has bare exposed surfaces of Mereenie sandstone, the eastern section has a perched sand plain with a patchy cover of acacia (Acacia macdonnellensis) shrubland, mallee (Eucalyptus gamophylla), and spinifex (Triodia clelandii) hummock grassland.