Fall line

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The fall line of a slope or a mathematical surface is that line on the surface that follows the direction of the greatest fall ( gradient ). It always cuts contour lines at right angles. If the inertia is neglected , water flows off along the fall line.


  • Hans Murawski, Wilhelm Meyer: Geological dictionary . 11th edition. Elsevier / Spektrum, Heidelberg 2004, ISBN 3-8274-1445-8 , pp. 211 .

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