dip slope


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dip slope

[′dip ‚slōp]
(geology)
A slope of the surface of the land determined by and conforming approximately to the dip of the underlying rocks. Also known as back slope; outface.
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Ningjiangbao landslide is distributed in a dip slope, the slip surface is dip to the Mingjiang river, and the sliding body is consisted of layer phyllite, most of the phyllite was lightly weathered.
The four significant modifications of the canal route within 90 years underline the scale of the challenge of lifting large ships the 326 feet over the limestone Niagara Escarpment and across its dip slope to Lake Erie, and hint at the daunting investment required.