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scarp-foot knick

scarp-foot knick An abrupt change in gradient that often occurs in semi-arid environments between a pediment and the adjacent scarp. It is the boundary between the zones of scarp retreat and pedimentation. It may be joint controlled, when it is often so abrupt that a boot may barely be placed in it.

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scarp-foot knick

scarp-foot knick An abrupt change in gradient that often occurs in semi-arid environments between a pediment and the adjacent scarp. It is the boundary between the zones of scarp retreat and pedimentation.

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"scarp-foot knick." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"scarp-foot knick." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved December 16, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/scarp-foot-knick-0