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1

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)

2

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

3

Name a lowland landscape and its location.

The Weald
South England, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey

4

Define dip slope.

Gentle slope following the angle of the strata, behind an escarpment.

5

Define scarp slope.

Slope in the land that cuts across the underlying strata

6

Define strata

A layer of series of rock

7

Define escarpment.

Steep slope or long cliff that forms due to erosion and separates two areas of differing elevation.