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Definition of the noun Bajada

What does Bajada mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bajadas

  1. In the southwestern US, a slope, specifically part of a piedmont slope made of rocky detritus.

Explanation

  1. Bajada is the shortened version of the Fiestas de la Bajada which is a festival which takes place in several places in the Canary Islands. Bajada is Spanish for "bringing down", and means the bringing of a patron saint's statue from its normal place in a chapel to be celebrated by the people.
  2. Bajada: A bajada consists of a series of coalescing alluvial fans along a mountain front. These fan-shaped deposits form from the deposition of sediment within a stream onto flat land at the base of a mountain. The usage of the term in landscape description or geomorphology derives from the Spanish word bajada, generally having the sense of "descent" or "inclination".

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Google previewDictionary of Geography (2013)

by Malcolm Skinner, David Redfern, Geoff Farmer

bahada/bajada is a gently sloping plain found against a cliff in a desert area. It is made up of many alluvial fans, occurring at the mouths of ...

Google previewVisits to Sacred Sites (2007)

Articles and Photography from the Santa Fe Sun-News by Donald N. Panther-Yates

La Bajada is an ideal excursion only a short driving distance from Santa Fe. The walk is easy down the abandoned road, but you must arrange for someone to deposit you atop the hill and meet you at the bottom. Our citation from the BLM will ...

Google previewGeography Workbook - 1 (2009)

Bajada is a depositional feature. Reason (R): Pediment is an erosional feature.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

GO bajada A gently sloping aggradational surface along the foot of a mountain front, typically in SEMIARID regions. In contrast to PEDIMENT slopes, bajadas ( also known as bahadas or alluvial bajadas)are a product of deposition, formed by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie, Visiting Professor and Special Adviser to the Principal Andrew Goudie

BAJADA. The broad zone of coalesced or compound ALLUVIAL FANs that form a more or less continuous piedmont alluvial apron lying between the mountain front and the basin floor in areas like the semi-arid south western United States.

Google previewConcise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2008)

by Timothy Darvill

Bajada Phase [CP] A subdivision of the Archaic of southwestern parts of North America dating to c.4800–3200 BC and characterized by increasing numbers of flake scrapers and choppers in lithic assemblages. This hints at greater reliance on ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

bahada See bajada. bajada (bahada) A gentle slope of *unconsolidated material where several *alluvial fans overlap at the foot of a mountain. baleen In whales of the suborder ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)

by S.E. Stiegeler

See bajada. Bai-u season. A period in early June when the summer circulation of China and Japan commences, bringing with it a marked rainfall maximum. The rains are the result of weak nonfrontal disturbances within the southwesterly flow, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

bahada See BAJADA. Bairnsdalian A ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Bajada. Arg. : *r<r Parana. — de Santa ...

Google previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1920)

Bajada. Grande . . . . . . . . . . . . Argentina. Bakan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roumania Bakana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Africa (West) Bake ........... French Indo- China Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . British Honduras Baku .

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2015)

by David S. G. Thomas

bajada Confluent alluvial and pediment fans at the foot of mountain and hillslopes encircling desert basins. ball ...

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Bajada Meaning

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Scrabble value of B3A1J8A1D2A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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