Interpretation of Cumberland Escarpment and Highland Rim, south-central Tennessee and northeast Alabama

@inproceedings{Hack1966InterpretationOC,
  title={Interpretation of Cumberland Escarpment and Highland Rim, south-central Tennessee and northeast Alabama},
  author={John Tilton Hack},
  year={1966}
}
  • John Tilton Hack
  • Published 1966
  • Geology
  • South-central Tennessee and northeast .. Ma:bama are underlain by gently dipping rocks of Ordovician to Pennsylvanian age. Rock types and topographic forms are closely related. Resistant sandstones, interbedded with some shale and coal, underlie the Cumberland Plateau and form the caprock of the Cumberland Escarpment. The lower slopes are underlain by limestone, and the escarpment retreats as a result of sapping by solution. Sandstone blocks and colluvium collect on the slopes and are washed… CONTINUE READING

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