Rock Slopes

  • Alan D. Howard
  • Michael J. Selby

Abstract

The very slow chemical and physical weathering rates in desert areas coupled with a relatively high efficiency of wash processes, due to the general sparseness of vegetation, results in more widespread occurrence of slopes with little or no regolith than in areas with humid climates. This chapter outlines the processes and landforms occurring on desert slopes that are either massive bedrock or are scarps and cuestas in layered rocks dominated by outcropping resistant rock layers.

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