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Discover Mountainflank

Mountainflank Discovered!

Mountainflank Technical Terms

Mountainflank: A geomorphic component of mountains consisting of the side area of mountains, characterized by very long, complex backslopes with comparatively high slope gradients and composed of highly-diverse, colluvial sediment mantles, complex near-surface hydrology, mass movement processes and features (e.g., creep, landslides); rock outcrops or structural benches may be present. The mountainflank can be subdivided by the general location along the mountainside (i.e., upper third, middle third, or lower third mountainflank). Compare - mountaintop, mountainbase, free face, geomorphic component. SW

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