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The Chinle Badlands at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
The Chinle Badlands at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Badlands are a type of arid terrain with clay-rich soil that has been extensively eroded by wind and water. Canyons, ravines, gullies, hoodoos and other such geological forms are common in badlands. They are often difficult to walk through. Badlands usually have a spectacular color display that alternates from dark black/blue coal stria to bright clays to red scoria. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Near Egypt Trailhead, Canyons of the Escalante The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument contains 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Toadstool Geologic Park is located in the Oglala National Grassland in northwestern Nebraska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 458 pixels Full resolution (1600 × 915 pixel, file size: 577 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Badlands User:Chensiyuan Metadata This... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 458 pixels Full resolution (1600 × 915 pixel, file size: 577 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Badlands User:Chensiyuan Metadata This... Drumheller is a town in the Badlands of east-central Alberta on the Red Deer River an hour and a half northeast of Calgary. ... Badlands is used in several different contexts: Places: Badlands, a type of terrain Badlands National Park, in South Dakota, USA In media: Badlands, a Konami laserdisc video game Badlands, a Midway arcade game Badlands, a short-lived band formed by Jake E. Lee Badlands, and even shorter lived band formed... An arid environment has an extremely low yearly precipitation, receiving much less rain or snowfall annually than would satisfy the climatological demand for evaporation and transpiration. ... The Gay Head cliffs in Marthas Vineyard are made almost entirely of clay. ... suck my shlong dick cause soil is my life pedosphere is positioned at the interface of the lithosphere and biosphere with the atmosphere and hydrosphere. ... Severe soil erosion in a wheat field near Washington State University, USA. For erosion as an operation of Mathematical morphology, see Erosion (morphology) Erosion is displacement of solids (soil, mud, rock and other particles) by the agents of ocean currents, wind, water, or ice by downward or down-slope movement... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... Grand Canyon, Arizona Noravank Monastery Complex and Canyon in Armenia. ... Grand Canyon, Arizona A canyon, or gorge, is a valley walled by cliffs. ... Gully in El Paso County, Colorado, USA. A gully is a landform created by running water eroding sharply into a hillside. ... Hoodoos East of Drumheller, Alberta Hoodoos are tall thin spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and badlands. ... Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason)) is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history, and the processes that shape it. ... Scoria Scoria is the vesicular ejecta of mafic to intermediate magmas such as basalt and andesite. ...


The term "badlands" represents a consensus in North America: the Lakota called the topography "mako sika" and Spanish colonists called it malpais, both literally bad land, while French trappers called it "les mauvaises terres à traverser" - "the bad lands to cross". The term is also apt: badlands contain steep slopes, loose dry soil, slick clay, and deep sand, all of which impede travel and other uses. Badlands form in arid regions with infrequent but intense rain-showers, sparse vegetation, and soft sediments: a recipe for massive erosion. Eddie Plenty Holes, a Sioux Indian photographed about 1899. ... In Spanish, Malpais means badland. ...


Some of the most famous fossil beds are found in badlands, where erosion rapidly exposes the sedimentary layers and the scant cover of vegetation makes surveying and fossil hunting relatively easy. FOSSIL is a standard for allowing serial communication for telecommunications programs under DOS. FOSSIL is an acronym for Fido Opus Seadog Standard Interface Layer. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... Vegetation is a general term for the plant life of a region; it refers to the ground cover provided by plants, and is, by far, the most abundant biotic element of the biosphere. ... Surveyor at work with a leveling instrument. ... Paleontologists, amateur Paleontologists or enthusiasts and fossil thiefs & fossil smugglers make up the Fossil Hunters. ...


Some of the best-known badland formations can be found in the United States and Canada. In the U.S., Makoshika State Park in Montana, Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and Badlands National Park in South Dakota together form a series of extensive badlands formations. Another popular area of badland formations is Toadstool Geologic Park in the Oglala National Grassland of northwestern Nebraska. There is a sizable badland area in Alberta, Canada, particularly in the valley of the Red Deer River where Dinosaur Provincial Park is located. The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta is also in a badlands setting, and exhibits fossils found in the area. So does Dinosaur National Monument in Utah. Makoshika State Park is the largest of Montanas state parks at more than 11,000 acres. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Established in 1978, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a United States National Park comprising three geographically separated areas of badlands in western North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, preserves 242,756 acres (982 km²) of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Toadstool Geologic Park is located in the Oglala National Grassland in northwestern Nebraska. ... The Oglala National Grassland is located in Sioux County, Nebraska, near the border of South Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Red Deer River is a river is in Alberta, Canada, it is a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River. ... Badlands terrain at the Dinosaur Provincial Park Dinosaur Provincial Park is a World Heritage Site (since 1979) located about 2 hours drive east of Calgary, Alberta, Canada or 48 kilometres northeast of the community of Brooks. ... The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada, 90 minutes drive east of Calgary, is known the world over as an outstanding paleontology museum and research facility. ... Drumheller is a town (formerly a city) in the Badlands of east-central Alberta, on the Red Deer River. ... FOSSIL is a standard for allowing serial communication for telecommunications programs under DOS. FOSSIL is an acronym for Fido Opus Seadog Standard Interface Layer. ... Dinosaur National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains on the border between the American states of Colorado and Utah at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ...


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Athos IV A planet in the Badlands, described by Eddington as "a grim little fog-bound piece of rock".
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