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PREFERRED TERM
hillslope setting  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • Earth surface setting characterized by surface slope angles high enough that gravity alone becomes a significant factor in geomorphic development, as well as base-of-slope areas influenced by hillslope processes. Hillslope activities include creep, sliding, slumping, falling, and other downslope movements caused by slope collapse induced by gravitational influence on earth materials. May be subaerial or subaqueous.
DESCRIPTION
  • Earth surface setting characterized by surface slope angles high enough that gravity alone becomes a significant factor in geomorphic development, as well as base-of-slope areas influenced by hillslope processes. Hillslope activities include creep, sliding, slumping, falling, and other downslope movements caused by slope collapse induced by gravitational influence on earth materials. May be subaerial or subaqueous.
IDENTIFIER
  • hillslopeSetting
TITLE
  • hillslope setting
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventEnvironmentValue/hillslopeSetting
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EQUIVALENT CONCEPTS
Event Environment