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scarp:

see escarpmentescarpment
or scarp,
long cliff, bluff, or steep slope, caused usually by geologic faulting (see fault) or by erosion of tilted rock layers. An example of a fault scarp is the north face of the San Jacinto Mts. in California.
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Scarp

A steep slope constructed as a defensive measure in a fortification.

Scarp

 

a steep (approximately 45°) and high (approximately 3 m) section of a slope or river bank facing the enemy; it was used as an antitank or antitransport barrier in an obstacle system. Scarps were built in conjunction with fortresses and in obstacle systems that were part of fortified border lines; they were also used in World War II. Scarp faces were protected by artillery and rifle and machine-gun fire, and their approaches were mined.

scarp

[skärp]
(geology)

scarp

A steep slope constructed as a defensive measure in a fortification.

scarp

a steep slope, esp one formed by erosion or faulting; escarpment
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Dundas and co-authors say that banding and color variations apparent in some of the scarps suggest layers "possibly deposited with changes in the proportion of ice and dust under varying climate conditions.
The elliptical scarps and low depth-to-diameter ratio for both the North and Bloody Creek structures suggest a low-angled impact (Elbeshausen et al.
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By contrast with the smaller streams to north and south, the River Torrens had the volume to maintain its flow to the west, although immediately below its gorge mouth its course was diverted to the north by the alluvial fans building out from the Burnside-Eden Fault Scarp, which caused it to undercut and steepen the northern slope of the valley (GREAR et al.
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Differentiated heights of the Sudetic mountain front correlate to some extent with the lithology of the footwall; the highest sectors of the scarp correspond to geological units that are built mainly of gneisses (Sowie Mts.
The Sudetic Marginal Fault (SMF) is one of the most clearly marked tectonic zones of Europe, more than 300-km-long, the 200 km of which is represented by a well-pronounced morphotectonic scarp.
Thus we have the Manitoulin Scarp bordering Georgian Bay in the Bruce; the Scarp of Valleys which extend deeply inland further east along Georgian Bay; the Earthen Scarp stretching south toward the town of Belfountain where moraines and glacial debris bury the underlying structures; and the relatively well known Southern Scarp which is largely dominated by steep cliffs stretching to Niagara Falls and into New York State.
Without a dynamically positioned ship and tow-fish system, near-bottom surveys over rough topography or along scarp faces are virtually impossible to achieve.
Linear programming models of representative farms in SCARP 1 area of Punjab Province were developed to explore the efficiency and equity implications of various transition options.
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