scarp face

scarp face

[′skärp ‚fās]
(geology)
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On the upper part of the mass movement, rock fall material is exposed at the scarp face and is detached from the bed rock where it moves in the direction of down slope (Fig.
Subsidence of the Little Clay plain has promoted the growth of extensive peat deposits, some of which are covered by 'run-out debris' from mudflows that record local land-sliding of glaciolacustrine silty clays down the scarp face.
Some 120 acres out of 800 at Slimbridge are open to the public on a site which lies in a lowland area between the scarp face of the Cotswold Hills and the Severn Estuary's upper reaches.
During subsequent monitoring from 1997-1999, a scarp face (a cliff caused by soil displacement) developed at an elevation of 493 meters (1,615 feet), facing toward the US 58 ramp.
Similarly, at Union City west-dipping reflectors beneath the scarp face appear truncated on the west near the base of the scarp, and auger data suggest a fault.
Out of about 24 Nautile dives, 13 were focused on the scarp face itself.
The figure below shows the total magnetic field recorded during three vertical traverses up the Blanco Scarp face.
Researchers have detected what look to be ice streams flowing up to, then along, the scarp faces.