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scree

an accumulation of weathered rock fragments at the foot of a cliff or hillside, often forming a sloping heap

scree

[skrē]
(geology)
A mound of loose, angular material, less than 4 inches (10 centimeters).
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The scree test is a heuristic graphic method that consists of: a) plotting the eigenvalues (y-axis) against the components (x-axis), and b) inspecting the shape of the resulting curve in order to detect the point at which the curve changes drastically (and the "scree on the hill slope" begins).
The most popular choice is to retrace your steps along the top of the scree and back down to Llan-y-Fan Fawr.
However, the surface is not compatible with the new incline and resembles a Lake District scree field and requires the agility of an ardent mountain climber or a dog.
fire glinting, high heels on leveled scree, an old light
Results of a scree plot indicated that only Factor 1, which accounted for 55.
Rescue teams were also called out to a woman climber from Kent who was injured after slipping 100ft down a scree slope in Snowdonia yesterday.
Richardson joined a party of 22 to tackle dunes, rocks, fossil beds and scree in southern Morocco.
Following a harrowing vision of the future that might be from the top of Merlin's Stargazing Stone Tamwyn, Elli and Scree now must part ways as each takes on a quest crucial to the future of the realms of the Great Tree.
A marginally significant effect was found for organic content in the scree matter, whereas presence of trees and phytogeographical districts appeared non-significant.
Accompanying you on your violent adventure is a gargoyle called Scree whom you control with a press of a button to alternate between characters.
A police spokesman said the woman encountered difficulties about 100 metres from the top of Ffrwd Fawr - a steep shale and scree mountainside between Dylife and Staylittle, near Llanidloes - on Tuesday.
This book tackles the controversial stories attached to Everest expeditions, such as the disputed Chinese ascent in 1960, the enigma of the Yeti, and the highly criticised photograph -- taken by Jake Norton in 1999 -- of George Mallory's corpse stretched out on the scree.