Sebkha

sebkha

[′seb·kə]
(geology)
A geologic feature, in North Africa, which is a smooth, flat, plain usually high in salt; after a rain the plain may become a marsh or a shallow lake until the water evaporates. Also known as sabkha; sebcha; sebka; sibjet.

Sebkha

 

a term used in the Sahara for a landlocked plain having no outlet and covered with solonchaks.

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Une baisse qui a provoquAaAaAeA@ une chute de 50% du dAaAaAeA@bit de la major des forages et une minAaAaAeA@ralisation de certains ouvrages de producti situAaAaAeA@s aux abords de la Sebkha du Hodna et du Zahrez Chergui.
Prokaryotic biodiversity of halophilic microorganisms isolated from Sehline Sebkha Salt Lake (Tunisia).
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Description : Rich from the successful experience of the awareness of POPS for 100 people moughataa Dar Naim, Teyaret, Ksar and Sebkha, the organization called: Association for Women's Capacity Development wants to extend this experience to the wilayas of inside through the organization of a caravan that will stay in the cities of Nouadhibou, Rosso and Kaedi which constitute large areas of concentration not only of humans but of all kinds of waste including Pops to educate residents of these cities on the major effects and impacts of POPs chemicals and hazards they impose on human health and the immediate environment.
They are the area close to Sebkha Sijoumi, the neighborhoods of Avicenne, Ezzouhour, Ksar Said, Douar Hicher, Manouba, Khaznadar, Denden and Zahrouni.
The flagship project is the rehabilitation of the sebkha of Ben Ghayadha located in Mahdia, to be carried out by Qataris.
In other places the watertable is close to the surface, forming sebkhas such as Sebkha Beni Ateyi and the ephemeral Lake Mandara, both of which are characterised by abundant vegetation and support a relatively diverse and still unexplored ecology (White et al.
Some authors consider that sabkha -- or sebkha -- would be marine influenced, whereas playa would be only continental (e.
Two of the best known dynamic coastal bacterial communities are sebkha and stromatolite communities.
Ce projet aura un impact sur la protection de l'environnement, dont la preservation de la sebkha de la region.
Due to the frequent periods of drought, people have forgotten that large parts of the city were built in a sebkha, or dried up saltwater lake.