Erosion Landform ( 23. Structural Terrace )

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  • A  terrace is a step-like landform.
  • Consists of a flat/ gently sloping geomorphic surface.
  • It called a tread.
  • That is  bounded one side by a steeper ascending slope called;

  • Terraces are formed in various ways.
  • structural terrace is created by the differential erosion.
  • The terrace results from preferential stripping.
  • The preferential removal of softer material exposes.
  • The flat surface of the underlying harder layer creating the tread of a structural terrace. 
  • Commonly paired and not always associated with river valleys.

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