scarplet

scarplet

[′skärp·lət]
(geology)
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Sheetwash and scarplet retreat are the main means of transport across, and erosion of, the widespread younger pediment.
Furthermore, the pediment surface is apparently being regraded by the process of scarplet retreat and sheetwash, suggesting response to a recent tectonic or climatic change (probably a change to more arid conditions).
Two main lines of evidence suggest that the pediment, hence much of the area, is being regraded to a lower level: presence of pedestal plants and actively retreating scarplets 15 to 30 centimeters high.
along this fault, terraces of the Jehlum River and its tributaries are vertically dislocated to form clearly reverse displaced scarplets and fault sags.
Maira fault-2 is a class-1 fault along which Pleistocene river terraces were displaced up to the south and reverse Scarplets were formed.
They dislocate Pleistocene river terraces and fan surfaces forming distinctive fault scarplets.