- Slope of stream bed or land
surface; expressed in percent, as feet per mile, or meters per kilometer, or in degrees.
Source: Leet, L. Don. 1982.
Physical Geology, 6th Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
- The inclination of profile gradeline from the horizontal, expressed as a
percentage. Syn: rate of grade
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