piedmont scarp

piedmont scarp

[′pēd‚mänt ¦skärp]
(geology)
A small, low cliff formed in alluvium on a piedmont slope at the foot of a steep mountain range; due to dislocation of the surface, especially by faulting. Also known as scarplet.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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