scabland
noun Date: 1904 a region characterized by elevated tracts of rocky land with little or no soil cover and traversed or isolated by postglacial dry stream channels — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • scabland — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: scab (I) + land 1. : an elevated tract of bare or shallow soiled rocky land (as the top of a butte or mesa) in the Northwest caused especially (as on the Columbia lava plateau) by denudation of the soil mantle or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scabland — noun /ˈskæblænd/ High, flat land of igneous rock, with thin soil and deep channels formed by glaciers or glacial floods. he was determined at least never to have to go back, never to end up again down some gopher ridden trail through the scabland …   Wiktionary

  • scabland — /skab land /, n. Physical Geog. rough, barren, volcanic topography with thin soils and little vegetation. [1920 25, Amer.; SCAB + LAND] * * * …   Universalium

  • scabland —    An elevated, flat lying, basalt floored area, with little if any soil cover, sparse vegetation, and usually deep, dry channels scoured into the surface, especially by glacial meltwaters such as the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington.… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • scabland — /ˈskæblænd/ (say skabland) noun rough, barren, badly eroded topography with thin soils and little vegetation …   Australian English dictionary

  • Missoula Floods — Glacial Lake Columbia (west) and Glacial Lake Missoula (east) are shown south of Cordilleran Ice Sheet. The areas inundated in the Columbia and Missoula floods are shown in red …   Wikipedia

  • Скэбленд — …   Википедия

  • Drumheller Channels National Natural Landmark — Drumheller Channels Drumheller Channels National Natural Landmark showcases the Drumheller Channels, which are the most significant example in the Columbia Plateau of basalt butte and basin channeled scablands. This National Natural Landmark is… …   Wikipedia

  • Channeled Scablands — Drumheller Channels Die Channeled Scablands (dt. etwa: „von Kanälen durchzogene Einöde“) sind eine einzigartige, durch Erosion geformte Landschaft im US Bundesstaat Washington. Sie wurden durch die kataklysmischen Missoula Fluten geschaffen, die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Channeled Scablands — Channeled Scablands (Ченнелд Скэбленд)  один из скэблендов на Колумбийском базальтовом плато в Северной Америке. Сформирован катастрофическими суперпаводками (дилювиальными потоками, потопами, фладстримами, мегафладами) из ледниково… …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”