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Landforms Chapter 6, Section 1. Landforms 3 basic types Plains Plateaus Mountains.

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1 Landforms Chapter 6, Section 1

2 Landforms 3 basic types Plains Plateaus Mountains

3 Plains Plains Large flat areas –2 types: Coastal plains Interior plains

4 Plains Coastal Plains Exposed region of the continental shelf. –The continental shelf is the part of the continent that extends into the ocean. Size varies over time with changes in sea level. Characterized by low hills, swamps, and marshes.

5 Plains Interior Plains Found in the interior of continents. Thick, fertile soil.

6 Plateaus Plateaus Flat, raised areas of land with steep sides. Consist of horizontal layers of rock that have been slowly uplifted. Often cut by canyons formed by rivers.

7 Mountains 4 Types: Folded Upwarped Fault-Block Volcanic

8 Mountains Folded Mountains http://howard.nebrwesleyan.edu/hhm i/fellows/gbrand/mtbld.htm Consist of folded rock layers. Formed by horizontal forces (rocks are squeezed together) Examples, –Alps, Himalayas

9 Mountains Upwarped Mountains Formed when blocks of crust are pushed up. Examples: –Black Hills, Adirondacks

10 Mountains Fault-Block Mountains Huge tilted blocks of rocks with faults on the side. Examples: Grand Teton, Sierra Nevada

11 Mountains Volcanic Mountains Formed by volcanism. Examples: Hawaii, Mount Shasta


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