sabkha


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sab·kha

 (săb′kə)
n.
A flat area, typically lying between a desert and an ocean or salt lake, whose surface is characterized by efflorescences of salt, gypsum, and calcium carbonate as well as windblown sediments and often tidal deposits.

[Arabic sabaḫa, sabḫa, salt marsh, sabkha, sabiḫa, to rest; see šbḫ in Semitic roots.]

sabkha

(ˈsæbxə; -kə) or

sabkhah

;

sabkhat

(ˈsæbxət; -kət)
n
(Geological Science) a flat coastal plain with a salt crust, common in Arabia
[C19: from Arabic]
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Subsidiary Stations, such as Sabkha, will offer intercity-bus service from 06:00 am up to 01:30 (on the following day), whereas Deira City Center Station will operate from 05:30 am to 11:35 pm, and Karama Station will open from 06:10 am up to 10:20 pm.
These modifications included elongating the path to the left-turn at the 414 junction for the traffic inbound from Qarn Al Sabkha Street in the direction of the JBR, abolishing the parking of vehicles on the sides of roads leading to The Walk, removing the bus stop at the junction, and adding a free right-hand lane at the intersection.
The new sector complements the first sector opened in October 2014; marking the opening of Qarn Al Sabkha Road linking Sheikh Zayed Road at the JLT junction (5.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to install speed radars on Qarn Al Sabkha after Jumeirah Park residents complained of noisy drivers racing on the new road every night.
The area will also feature a restored Al Fahidi Fort and Al Sabkha area, as part of the largest open-air historic district built.
Other springs are Falaj Al Sabkha in Al Lajal village the Wilayat of Wadi Al Ma'awil, Ain Al Thawarah and Ain Al Sokhna in Al Abyadh Valley in the Wilayat of Nakhal, Ain Al Huwait in Wadi Bani Ouf in the Wilayat of A'Rustaq.
The Gulf sand gecko is the only lizard found habitually on sabkha substrate across large parts of the eastern Arabian Peninsula.
It is composed of sabkha evaporites and subaqueous evaporites with thin carbonate interbeds that can be traced for hundreds of kilometers.
The service of main stations, such as Ghubaiba, will be provided 24-hours a day, and in subsidiary stations, such as the Union Square, Sabkha, Deira City Center, and Karama, the service will start at 5.
La Sabkha, une situation prise en charge Aujourd'hui, il est une grande menace sur les palmiers d'El-Oued.
She thought she might find MISS in even older rocks in the Pilbara, which signs suggest once was home to an ancient sabkha, a kind of microbefriendly salt flat.
Chemical stabilization of Al-Qurayyah eastern Saudi sabkha soil.