reverse slope


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reverse slope

[ri′vərs ¦slōp]
(geology)
A hill descending away from a ridge.
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From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, the Japanese employed tactics that took advantage of the terrain; especially reverse slopes and escarpments.
The reverse slope is 2.8 degrees (1 in 20) with respect to the vertical.
However, the location was on the reverse slope of a fairly Steep ridge line and thus could not be seen from the expressway.
When fired from the reverse slope it encountered the problem of crest clearance, solved by the introduction of the 4.2" mortar.
Technology is advancing so rapidly that those of us who rely on more traditional ways to protect assets will suddenly find we are on the reverse slope of the power curve.
Plan, or Reverse Slope of Main Sewage Collector Site, or Without Proper Slope Flow Direction.
Breakfast over, he makes his way to a Hessian-enclosed area on the reverse slope, where he takes his ease on his toilet seat--improvised by cutting a hole in an Asahi beer crate placed over a frequently-relocated hole.
The little house was the scene of the great painter's extraordinary 'disappearance' when he was at the height of his fame, or perhaps on the reverse slope of it.
On the reverse slope, another 50 enemy had died of bayonet or gunshot wounds." E Company (135 Gls)lost nine men.