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 (ĭn′səl-bŭrg′, -zəl-)

[German : Insel, island (from Middle High German insule, from alteration of Old High German isila, probably from Vulgar Latin *īsula; see isle) + Berg, mountain (from Middle High German berc, from Old High German berg; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots).]


(Physical Geography) an isolated rocky hill rising abruptly from a flat plain
[from German, from Insel island + Berg mountain]
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Mount Augustus is an inselberg - an isolated rock hill or small mountain - that is made out of sandstone and conglomerate, a formation known to geologists as the Mount Augustus Sandstone, which overlies older granite near its northern end.
Successional patterns on tropical inselbergs: A case study on the Nouragues inselberg (French Guiana).
They found 21 haplotypes, of which 76% were on one inselberg only, and 52% were in a single population.
Flora de um inselberg na mesorregiao agreste do Estado da Paraiba-Brasil.
Bien adentro de la region isocrona de un dia desde Palazuelo se encuentra El Pedroso, un sitio complejo estrategicamente emplazado sobre un conspicuo inselberg granitico, reforzado con una serie de fortificaciones en la cima de la colina, que se complementan con las evidencias de habitacion tanto en la cumbre como en las laderas.
Nor does he note their 500-mile, northsouth spread, despite referring to a memory of their being at Lokapel, the granite inselberg overlooking the Dopes River (p.
In some areas a great number of inselbergs are found in a single region, where they constitute the inselberg fields (campos de inselberg).
Ya Huguett (1982) y Franco (1982) distinguieron cinco rasgos geomorfologicos principales en la region: inselberg, serranias, planicies selvaticas, drenajes y zonas de inundacion.
Comparasion of diet and use of Bormliads between a Bromelicolous and Bromeligenous Anuran at an Inselberg in the Southeastern of Brazil.
The extent of the island character depends on the type of vegetation and floristic differentiation between the inselberg and its surrounding matrix (POREMBSKI, 2007), because there are strong relationships between inselbergs and the neighboring vegetation (SCARANO, 2007).
Network operators: TEN ThE-ringer Energie networks GmbH, Stadtwerke Gotha Netz GmbH, power Inselberg GmbH.