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French translation: versant

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13:54 Apr 25, 2008
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Science - Geography / Hydrology
English term or phrase: Hillslope
Je cherche un mot ou une expression qui pourrait traduire convenablement le terme "hillslope". Comme dans le même rapport je dois utiliser le mot "pente" dans le sens d'inclinaison, je cherche autre chose.
Les dictionnaires le traduisent par "côteau", mais je ne trouve pas le terme approprié.
French translation:versant
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Marie Perrin
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4gradient (de potentiel hydraulique)
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agree  Roger McKeon: Hillslopes constitute the flanks of valleys and the margins of eroding uplands. They are the major zones where rock and soil are loosened by weathering processes and then transported down gradient, often to a river channel. (http://www.britannica.com/eb/t
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gradient (de potentiel hydraulique)

Le gradient de potentiel hydraulique (concrètement, la différence de niveau ... Le contenu en eau est très important en hydrologie de la zone vadose où la ...
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogéologie - 43k

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