upwarp

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upwarp

[′əp‚wȯrp]
(geology)
A broad anticline with gently sloping limbs formed as a result of differential uplift.
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On the other hand, we ought to give at least passing notice to a few of the topographical features commonly observed-- all those badlands and slickrock mesas, those benches, basins, reefs, rims, dikes, salt valleys, hogbacks, upwarps, monoclines, saddles, buttes, craters, arches, bridges, ridges, cliffs, towers, needles, rincons, palisades, pinnacles, spires, seeps, washes, creeks, gulches, ravines, chasms, gorges, and dunes scattered about out there, hither and yon.