relative relief


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relative relief

[′rel·əd·iv ri′lēf]
(geology)
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As the western parts register greater height, relative relief, dissection it shortens less ponding time and meager chance of infiltration.
RELATIVE RELIEF GRANDMOTHER Eileen Hepples has spoken of the relief at making contact with her loved ones in Japan.
Significant relief for the Latino business community 1% Relative relief for the Latino business community 16% No relief at all 46% I'm not sure 39% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Critically, this study represents a pioneering attempt to map such surfaces through the application of the elevation-relief ratio (Wood & Snell 1960); it is more customary for such studies to use the standard geomorphological parameters of slope angle or relative relief. The elevation-relief ratio is an important, if underutilized, geomorphological parameter as it allows such mapping to be undertaken through the application of an entirely analytical methodology.

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