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  • n. Plural form of foreland.

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Examples

  • The ice is generally thinner and is slower to form off the smaller forelands.

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  • Another, albeit minor, feature of cape landscapes are scattered outcrops of Precambrian granite, especially along the West Coast forelands.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • Today, trees are very rare in pristine Cape landscapes and true forests occupy a mere 3,850 km2, mostly in moist, fire-protected sites on the southern coastal forelands and lower mountain slopes.

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  • Faulting associated with the break up of Gondwanaland exposed this ancient layer, as evident on the West Coast forelands where Malmesbury shales predominate.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • There is a wide range of glacial phenomena and structures: valley, mountain and cirque glaciers, ribs and crevasses and glacial depositional features such as moraines and glacier forelands.

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  • The forelands along the West Coast are influenced by the cold Benguela Current and are prone to fog.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • Faulting associated with the break up of Gondwanaland has exposed this ancient floor, notably on the West Coast forelands where Malmesbury shales predominate.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • They are also important migratory routes for fauna and flora and provide opportunities for exchange between the biotas of the coastal forelands and interior basins.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • Fynbos thrives in several locations in this ecoregion: on leached, aeolian sands of the coastal forelands and on the nutritionally imbalanced coastal dune and limestone sands of the coastal margin.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • After you go through via the Feather Route, you come out on an elevated plateau not unlike some of the other significant piedmont forelands further south, such as Grass Valley, Big Oak Flat, etc.

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