Salt flats are a type of terrain.
Natural salt pans (or salt flats) are flat expanses of ground covered with salt and other minerals, usually shining white under the sun. A salt pan is formed where water pools evaporate. An example of a salt pan would be a lake or a pond that is located in a climate where the rate of water evaporation exceeds the rate of water precipitation, i.e. if it were not in a desert.
Salt pans can be dangerous. The crust of salt can conceal a quagmire of mud that can engulf a truck. The Qattara Depression in the eastern Sahara desert contains many such traps, which served as strategic barriers during World War II.
|Earth||Barren · Coast · Desert · Dunes · Grassland · Ice · Lush · Marsh · Muddy · Ocean · Permafrost · Plains · Polar coast · Polar ocean · Rocky · Salt flats · Scrub · Tropical coast · Tropical ocean · Tundra|
|Space||Deep space · Space · Void|
|Moon||Lunar barren · Lunar basalt · Lunar desert · Lunar plains · Lunar rocky|
|Mars||Martian barren · Martian desert · Martian dunes · Martian ice · Martian permafrost · Martian plains · Martian rocky|