Monday, April 1, 2013

Oceanic Zones & Types of Deposits

Hamada - Bare rock or rock with a thin veneer of pebble (Arabic)

Reg - Desert pavement of loose stones (N. Africa)

Serir - Desert pavement of loose stones, coarser and older than reg (N. Africa)

Debba - Extensive sandy plain (N. Africa)

Erg - Vast region deeply covered with sand and topped by sand dunes (N. Africa)

Playa - Extremely flat, vegetation free area of silt or clay in the lowest part of a closed basin

Salina - Playa with saline water or kept moist by rising groundwater

Chott - Closed basin containing a dry lake or playa (N. African)