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escarpment

A long, steep face of rock or dirt.

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These eight scarps, with slopes as steep as 55 degrees, reveal new information about the internal layered structure of previously detected underground ice sheets in Mars' middle latitudes.
On the upper part of the mass movement, rock fall material is exposed at the scarp face and is detached from the bed rock where it moves in the direction of down slope (Fig.
Preservation of scarps at the North and Bloody Creek structures through subsequent Pleistocene glacial erosional processes is also problematic.
Although attempts were made to select samples that covered the range of soil types, depths and OC contents exhibited by the 20495 SCARP samples, due to the timing of sample collection and the time required to complete the fractionation analyses, the 312 fractionated soils included in this study were biased towards the initial groups of samples submitted for analysis and carbonate-containing soils were poorly represented within the soils fractionated.
On the Willunga Fault Scarp, for example, bevelled spurs stand at almost 160 m above sea level and still carry a scatter of rounded, mainly quartzitic, cobbles and gravels (W.
The Swiss bank had "poor systems" in place and failed to maintain adequate records regarding its advice on Scarps between January 2007 and December 2009, during which time customers invested more than pounds 1bn in the product, the FSA said.
In the southeasternmost stretch the height of the scarp reaches 250-300 m, but farther to the NW it diminishes to 120 m.
The plastic container and package recycling project will process 18,000 tons of plastics per year, the fluorescent light recycling project will have an annual processing capacity of 1,200 tons, and the scrap wood recycling project will recycle 18,000 tons of scarp wood annually.
I see the imprint of a hand, or a foot,'' said Garcia, 78, studying the strands of moisture leaching from the 600-foot scarp above his home.
The aim of this paper is to characterize a fragment of the Sudetic Marginal Fault, SW Poland, one of the most prominent neotectonic structure in Central Europe, by means of several cartometric and morphometric techniques, including digital elevation models and a set of physiographic parameters of small drainage basins of streams that dissect the base of the scarp.
The Rocket Post - dubbed "the movie that bombed before it launched" - is about a German who tried to send mail by rocket between Scarp and Harris 69 years ago.
Similarly, at Union City west-dipping reflectors beneath the scarp face appear truncated on the west near the base of the scarp, and auger data suggest a fault.