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escarpment

A long, steep face of rock or dirt.

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It is only a short easy walk from Corn Du and provides an excellent viewpoint east along the escarpment.
The Baltic Klint, formed of Cambrian and Ordovician rocks on the boundary of the Fennoscandian Shield and the Russian Platform, is not only a steep escarpment but is often identified as a system of terraces separated by escarpments (Tammekann 1940; Suuroja 2003, 2005).
In the Niagara Escarpment region close to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Canada's major metropolitan area, the struggle between the aggregate industry and exurban communities' physical presence and amenity aspirations is especially intense.
Surveyed streambanks were typical of the massive escarpments along the watercourse and appeared to be actively eroding.
Not just in terms of the physical magnitude of the bores, with the Endrick Escarpment and Cataract Rivers to contend with, but with the environmental considerations involved in conducting drilling operations in national parks, state recreational and catchment areas.
Wells (1965) suggested that nonriparian woodlands on escarpments in the Great Plains are fire refugia because broken topography can halt the spread of fires.
Accommodation final ecological criteria - nature of the escarpments of the line Alptransit with the planting of shrubs and bushy species (with its initial cure) and the maintenance of green areas.
The designation helps to preserve S curves, sandstone escarpments, grassy meadows, deadly ravines and ocean vistas in what remains a Shangri-La near a metropolis.
rivulets switch back through rocky escarpments to collide in a foaming pool behind her.
The moons: Outermost Oberon, besides revealing a mountain that the images show to be protruding at least 20 kilometers above the horizon, bears a number of straight and curved escarpments that the Voyager scientists believe to be evidence of a "global-scale tectonic episode" in the past.
Berhane Iyasu, Administrator of Adi-Keih sub-zone, said that similar activities have been conducted along the eastern escarpments of the locality targeting promotion of community health.
2 earthquake caused some coastal escarpments to slip.