solifluction lobe

solifluction lobe

[¦säl·ə′flək·shən ¦lōb]
(geology)
An isolated, tongue-shaped feature of the land surface with a steep front and a smooth upper surface formed by more rapid solifluction on certain sections of the slope. Also known as solifluction tongue.
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For the aims of this paper, we focused our investigations on Ana rock glacier (Retezat Mts.), Muntele Mic field of earth hummocks (Tarcu Mrs.) and Paltina solifluction lobe (Fagaras Mts.) (Fig.
(2390 m a.s.1.), where we set out to investigate the internal structure of a solifluction lobe. The ERT profile shows that the tongue--shaped lobe has its own particular structure, in which several layers with variable thickness are clearly individualized.
Avalanche tracks, solifluction lobes and terraces, altiplanation terraces, and tors were also examined.
"Want to go see the solifluction lobes?" I know my friends' response would be less than enthusiastic.