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South Facing Slope

    As compared to the north facing slope, the south facing slope concaves upwards.  There is more of a variety vegetation, but the short grass is not as continuous on the south slope, like it is on the north slope.  The wild rose bushes are scattered across the top portion of the slope and there are two species of cacti which prefer the south slope, the prickly pear and the cushion.  This difference can be accounted for in the fact that south recieves more solar radiation, making it drier and warmer.

    The main process on the south is slip, which is characterized by a scar.

    This occurs when the bottom layer of the regolith moves quicker than the top layers.

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