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Geomorphic Component - Hills Remembered!

Geomorphic Component - Hills Technical Terms

Geomorphic Component - Hills: A set of fundamental, three-dimensional areas and positions that geomorphically define a hill or ridge. In descending topographic order, the geomorphic components are interfluve (stable summit area) ; crest (unstable summit -converged shoulders); three geometric slope areas defined by plan shape and its influence on overland flow and throughflow: These are: head slope (convergent flow), side slope (parallel flow), and nose slope (divergent flow); free face (rock outcrop); and base slope (concave accretion area (colluvium / slope alluvium) at hill bottom). SW

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