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n. often scablands
An elevated area of barren rocky land with little or no soil cover, often crossed by dry stream channels: the scablands of eastern Washington.
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The nine contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to the Pleistocene megaflood landscapes of the Channeled Scabland, basalt and rhyolite volcanism in the western Snake River Plain of Idaho, the Columbia River Basalt Group of western Idaho and eastern Washington, and many other related subjects.
When you're sitting quietly in a duck blind and the ducks aren't flying, a woodland pond or a scabland slough can still be a wondrous place.
Dad was of the opinion I should have called home, but as he wasn't a hunter himself, I couldn't make him understand there were places out there in the Big Outside where the closest telephone was across 40 miles of muddy scabland.
The Cerberus Plains (shown) on the Red Planet resemble the Channeled Scabland and are thought to have formed in cataclysmic floods as many as 10 million years ago.
Baker highlight the strength of comparative planetology, noting that our current understanding of Martian outflow channels would not have been possible without the study of terrestrial analogues, such as the Channelled Scabland in the United States.
I had headed south for a go at mulies on a friend's ranch in the scabland canyons adjacent to the Palouse River.
The closest terrestrial analogue to Ares Vallis is a place called the Channeled Scabland in eastern Washington State.
It includes lively and informative text, images and links about communities and destinations in areas such as Wenatchee National Forest, Lake Chelan, Leavenworth, the Channeled Scablands, Moses Coulee, the Omak Stampede, historic Winthrop, the Methow Valley, Osoyoos Lake, the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Oliver wine country, Summerland, Kelowna, Kalamalka Lake, Vernon's Sparkling Hill and Predator Ridge Resorts, Salmon Arm, and Gold Country near Cache Creek.
The estimated size of the flooding appears to be comparable to the ancient mega-flood that created the Channeled Scablands in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, in eastern Washington.
Glacial Lake Missoula filled and emptied at least a dozen times over 2500 years, its cataclysmic floods shaping a section of eastern Washington known as the "channeled scablands.
Long ago I learned that a terrestrial analog exists in my own country: the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington state.