fault-line scarp

fault-line scarp

[′fȯlt‚līn ‚skärp]
(geology)
A cliff produced when a soft rock erodes against hard rock at a fault.
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In the NW segment at a boundary of the Zelezne hory Highland to the Doubrava Basin, the major Zone 1 is mainly characterized by up to 150 m high NWSE fault-line scarp (Dudikova-Schulmannova, 2008) together with related high sub-parallel ridges, locally separating intramontane basin landforms occurring behind them.
In the NW, the most characteristic landforms of the second Zone 2 represent the 50-100 m high NNW-SSE fault-line scarp of the Bohemian-Moravian Highland to the SE part of the Czech Cretaceous Basin (Cech, 2009) accompanied by low sub-parallel ridges separated from this slope by asymmetric valleys.
These segments show differentiated geological setting (Figs.1, 2), variable heights of fault and fault-line scarps, different pattern of triangular or trapezoidal facets (Fig.
The fault trace has been subdivided into fifteen segments showing different orientation (N29[degrees]W to N56[degrees]W, and even N111[degrees]W SE of Zloty Stok), geological setting, length (8.8-22.9 km in Poland and 1.4-7.5 km in the Czech Republic), and height of the fault- and fault-line scarps (5-75 m to 200-360 m).

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