uvala


uvala
   1. A multi-coned closed depression; now little-used term of Croat, Serb or Bulgarian origin. The term was introduced to describe features assumed to be the second step in a 3-stage process of polje development, in which dolines were supposed to coalesce into uvalas. This mechanism is no longer accepted and the term uvala has fallen into disuse [9].
   2. Large closed depression formed by the coalescence of several dolines which have enlarged towards each other. Typically, the floor is irregular, being a combination of doline floors and degraded slopes of the individual hollows [19].
   3. A Yugoslavian term for an elongated closed depression in karst that is commonly dry or with periodical small sinking streams or inundations. They are generally a few hundred meters long and may be considered as a small polje [20].
   Synonyms: (American.) compound doline; (French.) cuvala; (German.) Uvala; (Greek.) ouvala; (Italian.) avvalamento carsico, uvala; (Russian.) uvala; (Spanish.) uvala; (Turkish.) koyak; kokurdan; (Yugoslavian.) draga.
   See also canyon; karst valley; valley sink.
   Related to polje.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • uvală — UVÁLĂ s.f. Formă carstică de suprafaţă, alungită, puţin adâncă, din unirea mai multor doline. (cf. fr. ouvala, germ. Uvala) Trimis de tavi, 13.09.2007. Sursa: MDN  UVÁLĂ s.f. (geol.) Formă carstică de suprafaţă, de formă alungită, puţin adâncă,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Uvala —   [serbokroatisch] die, / s, Geomorphologie: durch Zusammenwachsen zweier oder mehrerer Dolinen entstandene schüssel oder wannenartige Hohlform im Karst. * * * Uva|la, die; , s [serbokroat.] (Geol.): große, flache Doline …   Universal-Lexikon

  • uvala — ȕvala ž DEFINICIJA 1. geogr. manji morski zaljev 2. razg. udolina ravnoga dna, ob. približno kružna presjeka ETIMOLOGIJA vidi uvaljati …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Uvala — 44° 26′ 57″ N 16° 33′ 28″ E / 44.4492, 16.5578 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Uvala — Beispiel für eine Uvala: Der Talkessel des Funtensees Uvalas sind große, unregelmäßige, zusammenhängende Hohlformen in Karstgebieten. Da Karstprozesse sehr langsam ablaufen, ist auch die Entstehung von Uvalas ein langer Prozess. Sie gehen auf die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Uvala — Las uvalas son, en geomorfología, formaciones motivadas por la evolución de la dolina, pero más rápida en superficie que en profundidad,[1] son dolinas coalescentes que suelen generar depresiones amplias cerradas y de fondo plano o irregular… …   Wikipedia Español

  • uvala — Depresión de forma ovalada y contornos sinuosos, propia de zonas cáusticas, originada por la fusión de dolinas. La unión de varias uvalas forma un polje …   Diccionario ecologico

  • úvala — (Voz serbocroata.) ► sustantivo femenino GEOLOGÍA Depresión del terreno de forma irregular en zonas kársticas. * * * ► femenino GEOLOGÍA Depresión de forma irregular formada por la unión de varias dolinas próximas, propias de los terrones… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • uvala — ouvala …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • uvala — u·va·la s.f. ES serbocr. {{wmetafile0}} TS geogr. depressione di origine carsica, formatasi dalla coalescenza di più doline {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1927 …   Dizionario italiano