barchan


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barchan

(bɑːˈkɑːn) ,

barkhan

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barchane

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barkan

n
(Physical Geography) a crescent-shaped shifting sand dune, convex on the windward side and steeper and concave on the leeward
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Arise's nomination committee members are Johan Claesson, of CA Fastigheter et al; Bengt HellstrA m, of Tredje AP-fonden; Jan Barchan, of Briban Invest, Peter Gyllenhammar, appointed by the company and himself and Gahm, the chairman of the board
But he turned in a career best to hold Euro Charline by a length in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, with Endless Drama (third), Toormore ( fifth), Kodi Bear (seventh) and Barchan (12th) in his wake.
Sauermann G, Andrade JS Jr, Maia LP, Costa UMS, Araujo AD, Herrmann HJ (2003) Wind velocity and sand transport on a barchan dune.
Margarets Barchan and Jeanne Westervelt Rice give tools for facilitating conversations about culture, espoused values and organizational behaviours.
Stokes (2003), Chronologies for Late Quaternary Barchan Dune Reactivation in the Southeast Arabian Peninsula," Quaternary Science Reviews 22, 1027-1033.
Interactions between crescent-shaped, or barchan, dunes stabilize the sand mounds and explain how vast swarms of them can persist over time, two new studies find.
Moving at around 15m a year, the front edge of the barchan appears to have made contact with some of the Mos Espa buildings earlier this year, and is encroaching on Qui-Gon's Alley.
It was found wandering in the desert, confused by the wind, the blowing sands of the barchan dunes.
The Kalahari Sands Hotel is sponsoring accommodation for the visiting legends, while Air Namibia chipped in with a good discount, AVIS Car Rental is sponsoring two mini buses to transport the sports legends, Barchan Dune Retreat is sponsoring a hunt and accommodation for some of the players, Xco Namibia assisted with promotional items The sister companies in the CIH Group of companies will also be part of the day.
The Empty Quarter is the biggest desert in the world, so rolling dunes, the challenging barchan dunes (arc-shaped sand ridges) I know to expect, but am most looking forward to sleeping under the stars in the Empty Quarter.
The award-winning Tunisian singer will regale you with hits including Miziana, Barchan and Khallas Tarak.
But in the literature of the last decade we have not found information about efficacy of the flying barchan (sand-dune) sands of natural sunny heating that are being used in the East during thousand years with medicinal purpose in different diseases.