cataclinal


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cataclinal

(ˌkætəˈklaɪnəl)
adj
(Geological Science) (of streams, valleys, etc) running in the direction of the dip of the surrounding rock strata
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Adj.1.cataclinal - of valleys and rivers; running in the direction of the dip in surrounding rock strata
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
anaclinal - of valleys and rivers; progressing in a direction opposite to the dip in surrounding rock strata
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The bedding angle (~ 30[degrees]W) is the same as the ground surface and can therefore be classified as a cataclinal (Cruden, 2000, 2003).
21), where all the springs are concentrated in the cataclinal slopes (see Meentenmeyer and Moody, 2000; Hartvich, 2006), while on anaclinal not a single one was found.
In the AOI, the true structural slopes are represented by a few small enclaves with approximately dip-parallel cataclinal slopes (sensu Meentenmeyer and Moody, 2000).