scarp slope

scarp slope

[′skärp ‚slōp]
(geology)
The steep face of a cuesta, or asymmetric ridge, facing in an opposite direction to the dip of the strata. Also known as front slope; inface; scarp face.
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This walk takes you along the dramatic scarp slope of the North Downs, through some of the finest chalk grassland in Surrey.
4 Just before the road bends, bear right to pick up the vehicle track that leads up the scarp slope crest southwards.
Measurements taken at each beach-foredune section included beach width, scarp height, and scarp slope angle.
"My favourite spot would be the downs above Amberley--long views down the Arun valley to the castle at Arundel, far to the east and west along the steep scarp slope, and north across Amberley Wild Brooks to the wooded Weald.
The actual site of the first skirmish of the war is on forbidden War Office land below the scarp slope.
This new town lay at the foot of the castle's steep scarp slope; many of its inhabitants worked in the castle and were related to its garrison.