altiplanation

altiplanation

[‚al·tə·plā′nā·shən]
(geology)
A phase of solifluction that may be seen as terracelike forms, flattened summits, and passes that are mainly accumulations of loose rock.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These move downhill for hundreds of metres in response to seasonal freeze-thaw cycles (solifluction or altiplanation) and commonly result in a gradual transport of the larger fragments from the bottom of the thawed layer to the top.
Avalanche tracks, solifluction lobes and terraces, altiplanation terraces, and tors were also examined.