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dip slope

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Definition of dip slope in English:

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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