Steep, barren land, usually broken by narrow channels, sharp crests and pinnacles resulting from serious and rapid erosion. Most common in dry areas.
rugged land surface of steep slopes, resembling miniature mountains, developed intense erosion
unspecified terrain surrounding the VALLEY? Like a geographic moat
Very irregular topography resulting from wind and water erosion of sedimentary rock.
deeply eroded barren land
an eroded and barren region in southwestern South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska
a dry region where poorly consolidated rocks are deeply dissected by erosion, creating a landscape of steep slopes and intricate stream networks
Intricately stream-dissected topography characterized by a very fine drainage network with high drainage densities and short, steep slopes. They have little or no vegetative cover overlying consolidated or poorly cemented clays or silts.
(1) Term used to describe a part of South Dakota. (2) Term used to describe a semi-arid landscape that has been influenced by heavy fluvial erosion. Characterized by deep ravines and gullies, shape ridges, and a generally barren surface.
Badlands are barren, severely eroded places on Earth where the soft rock layers are sculpted into beautiful forms. These exposed rock layers are often wonderful places in which to find fossils. They're called badlands because the land is useless for farming and many other human purposes.
A region nearly devoid of vegetation where erosion has cut into soft, easily erodible rock forming an intricate maze of narrow ravines and sharp crests and pinnacles.
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 upon.