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escarpment

A long, steep face of rock or dirt.

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The first record setting HDD crossing required on the project came during the 1,025-meter (3,362 feet) Endrick Escarpment crossing.
Six days after stringing and pipe pull-back operations began, the installation of the Endrick Escarpment was completed, making it the longest 457mm diameter HDD crossing to date in Australia.
In addition to the Endrick Escarpment crossing, Cherrington completed a 600-meter (1,969 feet) crossing under the Illawarra Escarpment that proved to be one of the most difficult construction segments along the pipeline route.
From the rugged sandstone escarpment of the Kimba Plateau through to the wetland and river systems that flow west into the Gulf of Carpentaria, Olkola country is a diverse range of ecosystems and landforms.
It is only a short easy walk from Corn Du and provides an excellent viewpoint east along the escarpment.
From Pen y Fan continue along the escarpment edge to Cribyn the next summit on the round.
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).
Talus creep involves the very slow downslope movement of the layers of the talus, which typically occupies the foot of the escarpment, being at its thickest between Kalvi and Paite (Fig.
The term klint, widely used in the countries around the Baltic Sea, is originally a Danish and Swedish word synonymous with klev, signifying an escarpment in sedimentary rocks.
The absolute height of this 1200 km long monumental escarpment is over 140 m at Koporye (Russia), about 68 m near Kandle, and 56 m at Ontika (Estonia), the last one being the greatest relative height of the klint.