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Fault Scarp (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 152

Geoform Origin Geologic
Biotic Setting Scarp/Wall
Geoform Type Fault Scarp


Description
Definition A feature caused by the rapid erosion of soft rock on the side of a fault (as compared to that of more resistant rock on the other side), for example, the east face of the Sierra Nevada in California.