declivity


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declivity

[də′kliv·əd·ē]
(geology)
A slope descending downward from a point of reference.
A downward deviation from the horizontal.
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Hence, while some areas have been regarded as non-trawlable due to the high slope gradient (1:13 to 1:8) and/or to the presence of hard bottoms, others have been successfully exploited by either double-rig as stern trawlers, given their gentler declivity and suitable sedimentary coverage (1:132 to 1:190) (Figueiredo Jr.
Perspective is elusive, shifting like eyes looking for a home or a ghost looking for a body--or resisting a body (and labels), declining nouns in service to a mystic declivity, the roving pull of eros: "coming down," as the poet calls it in one piece Poems take on various points of view, from animal (as in the "Fox" and "Owl" pieces), to camera-eye-like, to sort of pantheistic, for lack of a better description.
12,651 of May 25, 2012, the Permanent Preservation Areas in mountains are, according to its Article 4: slopes or parts thereof with a declivity greater than 45 degrees, equivalent to 100% in the line of maximum slope; top of hills and mountains, with a minimum height of one hundred (100) meters and an average slope higher than 25[degrees]; areas demarcated from the corresponding contour line of two thirds (2/3) of the minimum height always relative to the base, which is defined by the horizontal plane determined by a plain or adjacent reflecting pool, or, in case of wavy reliefs, by the share of the saddle point nearest to the elevation.
Diagnosis: Head longer than broad, rostrum ventrally densely pubescence; prothorax pyriform-shaped, evenly green without bands; elytra green with bronze highlights according the light incident, elytral suture, I-II striae and I-II interstriae reddish-brown, post-median black blotch; elytral apex rounded, elytral declivity reddish-brown; pro and mesofemora clubbed, metafemora laminate at base.
Because of the fact that the relief of the Vrancea depression represents a contact between Carpathians and The Sub-Carpathians, the declivity of the slopes is high and this influences the valleys of the rivers, which look like rift valleys.
In his somnolent state Oliver walks down a road that "began to descend toward some great declivity, an enormous pit like an amphitheatre excavated out of the ground" (69).
2] area containing Xanthic and Eutrophic Oxisols with 10% declivity located in Northern Rio de Janeiro State (21[degrees]42'33" S and 41[degrees]20'23" W; 12 m of altitude), Brazil.