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STOSS-AND-LEE TERRAIN [1 record]

Record 1 1998-11-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Geomorphology and Geomorphogeny
CONT

The persistently asymmetric arrangement of bedrock bosses and small hills in a strongly glaciated district, each hill having a comparatively gentle abraded slope on the upstream (stoss) side and a somewhat steeper and rougher quarried slope on the lee side, has been termed stoss-and-lee topography.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Géomorphologie et géomorphogénie
CONT

À une échelle plus petite [que les vallées glaciaires], l'abrasion claire et nette d'une des faces d'un affleurement et le débitage de l'autre face produisent de multiples surfaces bosselées auxquelles on donne le nom de formes dissymétriques

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