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microrelief

[mahy-kroh-ri-leef] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ rɪˈlif/
noun
1.
surface features of the earth of small dimensions, commonly less than 50 feet (15 meters).
Also called microtopography.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; micro- + relief2
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  • The difference in microrelief of these two surface textures gives them a consistent difference in apparent sediment cover.
  • The microrelief at the site consisted of a hummocky pattern of tree-tip pits and mounds.
  • Examples include the microrelief created when trees are blown over, referred to as cradle-knoll microrelief.
  • Organic soils are not uniform in some areas that have microrelief of hummocks and swales.

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