barchan

barchan
noun Etymology: Russian barkhan, from Kazakh Date: 1888 a moving crescent-shaped sand dune

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  • Barchan —   [turkmenisch] der, s/ e, Sicheldüne, Bogendüne, halbmondförmige Wanderdüne, aerodynamisch günstige Form mit flachem Anstieg auf der Luvseite und halbkreisförmig eingebuchtetem Steilhang im Lee. (Dünen) * * * Bar|chan, der; s, e [russ. barhan,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • barchan — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. barchannie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} tkanina bawełniana, z jednej strony włochata, używana do szycia bielizny <arab.> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • barchan — [bär kän′, bär′kän΄] n. [Russ barkhan] a crescent shaped sand dune formed in certain inland desert regions, with the convex side facing into the wind …   English World dictionary

  • Barchan — A barchan dune is an arc shaped sand ridge, comprising well sorted sand. This type of dune possesses two horns that face downwind, with the slip face (the downwind slope) at the angle of repose, or approximately 32 degrees. The upwind side is… …   Wikipedia

  • Barchan — Düne im Sossusvlei (Namibia) Düne mit aufgesetzten Rippeln in Marokko …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Barchan — Bar|chan [... ça:n] der; s, e <aus turkotat. barchán »Wanderdüne«> bogenförmige Binnendüne (Geogr.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • barchan — I m IV, D. u, Ms. barchannie; lm M. y «tkanina bawełniana, lewostronnie drapana, używana na ciepłą bieliznę, szlafroki, sukienki dziecinne» Gruby, kolorowy barchan. Kaftanik z barchanu. ‹ar.› II m IV, D. u, Ms. barchannie; lm M. y geol. «wydma… …   Słownik języka polskiego

  • barchan dune —    A crescent shaped dune with tips extending leeward (downwind), making this side concave and the windward (upwind) side convex. Barchan dunes tend to be arranged in chains extending in the dominant wind direction.    Compare: parabolic dune.… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Barchan-Katze — margarita statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Felis margarita angl. dune cat; sand cat vok. Barchan Katze; Sandkatze rus. барханная кошка; барханный кот; песчаный кот pranc. chat des sables ryšiai:… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • barchan — /bahr kahn /, n. a crescent shaped sand dune with the convex side in the direction of the wind. [1885 90; < Russ barkhán, said to be < Turkic] * * * ▪ sand dune also spelled  Barkhan,         crescent shaped sand dune produced by the action of… …   Universalium

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