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scarp retreat

scarp retreat The recession of the relatively steep hillslope that terminates a butte, mesa, cuesta, or any elevated, plateau-like surface. Several geomorphological processes may be involved, including undercutting by an adjacent stream, spring sapping, mass movement, rainwash, and weathering. Under semi-arid conditions it may give rise to a hillslope that retreats parallel to itself.

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scarp retreat

scarp retreat The recession of the relatively steep hill-slope that terminates a butte, mesa, cuesta, or any elevated, plateau-like surface. Several geomorphological processes may be involved, and under semi-arid conditions these may give rise to a hill-slope that retreats parallel to itself.

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"scarp retreat." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 Nov. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"scarp retreat." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved November 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/scarp-retreat-0