homoclinal ridge

   A homocline that forms an asymmetric ridge with a dip slope commonly between 10 to 25. (15 to 45 %). A homoclinal ridge has steeper dip than a cuesta, but lower dip than a hogback.
   Compare: cuesta, hogback.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • cuesta — /kwes teuh/, n. a long, low ridge with a relatively steep face or escarpment on one side and a long, gentle slope on the other. [1810 20, Amer.; < Sp: shoulder, sloping land < L costa side (of a hill), rib; see COAST] * * * ▪ geology (Spanish:… …   Universalium

  • cuesta —    An asymmetric ridge capped by resistant rock layers of slight to moderate dip, commonly less than 10. (approximately < 15 percent); a homocline type produced by differential erosion of interbedded resistant and weak rocks. A cuesta has a… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • hogback —    A sharp crested, symmetric ridge formed by highly tilted resistant rock layers; a type of homocline produced by differential erosion of interlayered resistant and weak rocks with dips greater than about 25° (or approximately > 45 % slopes) …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • homocline —    A general term for a series of rock strata that dip in one direction with a uniform angle; e.g., one limb of a fold, a tilted fault block, or an isocline.    Compare: cuesta, homoclinal ridge, hogback.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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