Flashcards in L3 - Down South Deck (7)
What is the Weald-Artois anticline and how did it form?
- 30m years ago large earth movements caused compacted sediment layers to rise creating a dome and an arch (anticline)
How did the south and north downs escarpments form?
Erosion of the chalk has left alternate strata of more and less resistant rock.
Forming a landscape known as scarp and vale topography
Name a lowland landscape and its location.
South England, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey
Define dip slope.
Gentle slope following the angle of the strata, behind an escarpment.
Define scarp slope.
Slope in the land that cuts across the underlying strata
A layer of series of rock