- Sampling area, most commonly one square meter, used for analyzing vegetation. A square or rectangular plot of land marked off for the study of plants and animals.
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A spatial and temporal precipitation forecast that will predict the potential amount of future precipitation for a specified region, or area.
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- A projection that uses the interpretation of various observational, numerical, and objective aids to estimate the amount, location, and duration of precipitation. The precipitation forecasts are used as a decision making tool for flood warning systems in basins subject to flash floods.
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- Metamorphic rock composed of sand-sized quartz grains that have fused together by heat and pressure. Also, a hard, well-cemented quartz-rich sandstone.
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- Refers to the geologic period of the last 2,000,000 years and includes the Pleistocene and Holocene (last 10,000 years) epochs.
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- Fine sand or silt that is prevented from settling firmly together by upward movement of ground water. Any wet inorganic soil so unsubstantial that it will not support any load.
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