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Title: Landforms


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Landforms
  • Introduction to Geography

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In geology, a fault or fault line is a planar
fracture in rock in which the rock on one side of
the fracture has moved with respect to the rock
on the other side.
3
Faults
4
Landforms associated with faults
Escarpment
5
Horst
6
Horst in the middle rock strata no longer aligned
7
The rift valleys of East Africa are very large
grabens
8
Graben
Fault escarpments
GRABEN
9
Dramatic graben structure
10
Escarpment Talus Slope
  • Escarpment sharp drop-off from a higher
    elevation to a lower one. It may be called a
    cliff.
  • Talus slope deposited materials at the base of
    an escarpment the result of mass wasting .

Escarpment
Escarpment
Talus slopes
11
Rift Valley escarpment
12
The road down the coastal escarpment (Serra da
Leba, Angola).
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