altiplanation surface

altiplanation surface

[‚al·tə·plā′nā·shən ‚sər·fəs]
(geology)
A flat area fronted by scarps a few to hundreds of feet in height; the area ranges from several square rods to hundreds of acres. Also known as altiplanation terrace.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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