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a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge

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a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification

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The scarps directly expose bright glimpses into vast underground ice previously detected with spectrometers on NASA's Mars Odyssey (MRO) orbiter, with ground-penetrating radar instruments on MRO and on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter, and with observations of fresh impact craters that uncover subsurface ice.
CHUCK WOOD would prefer to study the rim scarps of lunar craters by repelling down one.
They discovered that it is bound by two large scarps - probably created when one side of a geological fault moved vertically with respect to another.
Without an analysis of how the small, young scarps relate to the large, old scarps, he says, it's hard to draw conclusions.
The NAB team raided the office of the SCARP Executive Engineer and seized all the records pertaining to fuel consumption, maintenance and repairs.
Small lunar scarps are likely less than 50,000,000 years old on the basis of the rate of degradation of small landforms by continuous meteoroid bombardment and, because the cratering rate on Mercury is as much as a factor of minus-three greater than on the moon, small scarps on Mercury may be substantially younger.
Aerial photographs taken before the area was flooded indicate that the North structure is an elliptical depression approximately 88 m diameter characterized by low relief, discontinuous bedrock scarps that border a wetland devoid of outcrop (Figs.
To help gauge how the planet may have shrunk, the researchers looked at tectonic features, called lobate scarps and wrinkle ridges, which result from interior cooling and surface compression.
Yesterday, the woman told the jury that years later, she often wrote his name on scarps of paper.
Iron ore lumps have poor demand these days as our prime consumers sponge iron makers have curbed orders because steel makers are preffering imported scarps instead of sponge iron as raw material these days," said an official of Rungta Sons.
The scarps that define the western margin of the Mt Lofty Ranges, are associated with faults that form an en echelon pattern that is arcuate in the south (figure 1).
The ground seen in the middle shows low-relief scarps and plains.
SITTING astride the equator on Africa's eastern coast, there's snowcapped peaks, lakes, a rift valley with scarps and volcanoes, flat desert landscapes, nature reserves, coral reefs and beaches - perfect for safari and sun packages.
The Swiss bank had "poor systems" in place and failed to maintain adequate records regarding its advice on Scarps between January 2007 and December 2009, during which time customers invested more than pounds 1bn in the product, the FSA said.