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Definition of dip slope in English:
A gentle slope in the land that follows that of the underlying strata, especially the gentler slope of a cuesta. Often contrasted with scarp slope.
- Evidence for flexure would be the existence of a surface which tilts away from the region of the excavation and, more importantly, has a topographic slope which is not necessarily the same as the dip slope.
- The fact that older rocks progressively outcrop on the plateau surface to the NW suggests that the tilted surface is not a dip slope.
- When viewed from the west or south at long range, Karlik Tagh's asymmetric topography suggests, at first order, a short northern scarp slope and a long south-sloping dip slope.
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