English Language Learners Definition of escarpment : a long cliff or steep slope that separates two flat or slightly sloped areas See the full definition for escarpment in the English Language Learners Dictionary
The area below the escarpment is perennial or seasonal swamp, which is unlikely to have any settlements. At the base of the escarpment, about 100 km inland, the elevation is about 20– m above sea level.
1 Great Escarpment, Australia 2 Darling Scarp 3 Dorrigo Plateau 4 Illawarra Escarpment 5 Nullarbor Escarpment
The rock basement is represented by escarpments, where deep faults allow water to seep to depth, become heated and then circulate. Behind the main settlement, the land rises dramatically to a limestone escarpment and plateau between 350 and 500 m above sea level.