a fluvial terrace is a remnant of an earlier flood-plain isolated by down-cutting of the river, resulting in a step-like series of "flats" and scarps. Beach terraces are old ocean or lake beaches isolated by lowered water levels.
A raised bank of earth having vertical and sloping sides. Terraces are constructed to follow the contour of the land and to enable rain and snow water to remain on the land rather than run down slopes and cause soil erosion. Terraces are a conservation practice to keep soil and water on the land.
A broad surface running along the contour. It can be a natural phenomenon or specially constructed to intercept runoff, thereby preventing erosion and conserving moisture. Sometimes they are built to provide adequate rooting depths for plants.
An embankment, or ridge, constructed across sloping soils on the contour or at a slight angle to the contour. The terrace intercepts surface runoff so that water soaks into the soil or flows slowly to a prepared outlet.
1). Bench-like portions of a former flat river floodplain left at higher levels by the downcutting action of a river; alluvial terraces and river terraces are generally considered as synonymous.2). An artificially leveled field or series of fields made on sloping land.
Terrace - A former floodplain underlain by sediment deposited by a stream when the stream was flowing at a higher level; typically forming a relatively level bench along a valley side adjacent to a recent floodplain.
An embankment, ridge, or leveled strip constructed across sloping soils on the contour, or at right angle to the slope. The terrace intercepts surface runoff so that it can soak into the soil or flow slowly to a prepared outlet, decreasing rates of soil erosion.
Level or near-level area of land, generally above a river or ocean and separated from it by a steeper slope. A river terrace is made by the river at some time in the past when the river flowed at a higher level. It A terrace may be made of river deposits such as gravel or sand, or it could be cut by the river on bedrock. A glacial terrace or outwash terrace is similar but is formed by a stream or river from a glacier upstream.
Flat elevated surface features within or adjacent to the active floodplain that consist of remnants of former floodplains or planer surfaces of fluvial erosion; These features are left stranded above the floodplain during periods of active incision or downcutting by the stream. They are most prominently preserved when the rate of downcutting exceeds the rate of lateral migration and erosion of the stream channel across its floodplain.
an embankment, or combination of an embankment and channel, constructed across a slope to control erosion by diverting or storing surface runoff instead of permitting it to flow uninterrupted down the slope.
A flat, steplike surface above the floodplain in a stream valley, marking a former floodplain that existed at the higher level before regional uplift or an increase in discharge caused the stream to erode into the former floodplain.
a stair-step like feature, which can be very large, consisting of a riser- the steep part, and a tread, the flat part. South of Clam Gulch, where glaciers from across Cook Inlet or Kachemak Bay abutted the Caribou Hills, then receded, they left behind a long series of terraced moraines.
benchlike or flat-topped land surface within a major river valley and above the level of the valley floor. Often a series of terraces within a valley form steps on the valley sides. Terraces may be erosional or depositional.
In agriculture, a terrace is a leveled section of a hilly cultivated area, designed as a method of soil conservation to slow or prevent the rapid surface runoff of irrigation water. Often such land is formed into multiple terraces, giving a stepped appearance. The human landscapes of rice cultivation in terraces that follow the natural contours of the escarpments like contour plowing is a classic feature of the island of Bali and the Banaue Rice Terraces in Benguet, Philippines.
Private outside space usually immediately accessible from living spaces of dwelling, also implying a sloping, stepped terraced condition, also an outside space that is within the volume of the building (see balcony).
By definition, a terrace is a roof or part of a roof in a building. In Manhattan, terraces can be found when there is a setback on a high-rise. These terraces are also enjoyed for the private use of an individual apartment owner. We categorize a terrace as outdoor space. A terrace and balcony are often confused and the terms are used interchangeably.
In gardening, a terrace is an element where a raised flat paved or gravelled section overlooks a prospect. A raised terrace keeps a house dry and provides a transition between the hard materials of the architecture and softer ones of the garden.
A terrace can be defined as an outdoor, occupiable extension of a building above ground level. Although its physical characteristics may vary to a great degree, a terrace will generally be larger than a balcony and will have an "open-top" facing the sky. Terraces are highly versatile in terms of functionality and can be used for a variety of activities including, but not limited to: gardening, relaxation, entertaining guests, sunbathing, and barbecuing.
Terrace is a strategy game played on a three dimensional board. The board has 64 squares of uniform color, which are arranged in L-shaped levels ("terraces") that rise stepwise from the board's lowest points in two diagonally opposite corners to its highest points in the other two corners. All pieces are shaped alike and move according to the same rules, but they are of 4 different sizes and vary in capturing "power."