Barchan vs Transverse - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between barchan and transverse
is that barchan
is an arc-shaped sand ridge comprised of well-sorted sand while transverse
is anything that is transverse or athwart.
As an adjective transverse is
situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.
As a verb transverse is
to overturn; to change.
An arc-shaped sand ridge comprised of well-sorted sand.
* 1966 , Edwin Sherbon Hills, Arid Lands: A Geographical Appraisal ,
*1988 , (Robert Irwin), The Mysteries of Algiers , Dedalus 1993, p. 69:
*:But to follow the dunes around the foot of their slopes is also tedious and one can walk for half a kilometre east or west, finding one barchan linked to another and no easy way through […].
* 2008 , Julie Laity, Deserts and Desert Environments ,
- The sand is usually very well sorted in barchans', for it is constantly re-worked as the dune ‘marches’. The marching also causes cross-bedding inside the ' barchan , with a dip parallel to the sand-fall face.
* 2010 , Robert S. Anderson, Suzanne P. Anderson, Geomorphology: The Mechanics and Chemistry of Landscapes ,
- Barchans and transverse dunes are essentially of the same type, forming and migrating under a unidirectional wind regime. The difference between the two is related to the amount of sand: barchans are isolated mounds, whereas transverse dunes are composed of many barchans coalesced into a single, longer dune form (Tsoar 2001).
- Perhaps the most distinctive is the barchan' dune, an isolated crescentic form with arms that stretch downwind. ' Barchans are not huge, often with heights of only a few meters.
Situated or lying across; side to side, relative to some defined "forward" direction.
(geometry, of an intersection) Not tangent: so that a nondegenerate angle is formed between the two things intersecting.
* (lying across) longitudinal
Anything that is transverse or athwart.
(geometry) The longer, or transverse, axis of an ellipse.
To overturn; to change.
* Rev. Charles Leslie
(obsolete) To change from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.
- And so long shall her censures, when justly passed, have their effect: how then can they be altered or transversed , suspended or superseded, by a temporal government, that must vanish and come to nothing?
- (Duke of Buckingham)