eroded fan-remnant sideslope

eroded fan-remnant sideslope
   A rough or broken margin of an eroded fan remnant highly dissected by ravines and gullies that can be just a fringe or make up a large part of an eroded alluvial fan; its bounding escarpments (risers), originally formed by inset channels, have become highly dissected and irregular such that terrace components (tread and riser) have been consumed or modified and replaced by hillslope positions and components (shoulder, backslope, footslope, etc.); sometimes referred to as fan remnant sideslopes (FFP).
   Compare: eroded fan remnant.
   SW & FFP

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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