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  1. Landscape Regions of NY

  2. Landscape regions are categorized by: • Bedrock structure • Elevation • Stream patterns

  3. Division between landscape regions • Bodies of water • Mountains • Other natural boundaries

  4. Mountains • High elevation, High Relief • Mountaneous regions are sometimes called highlands.

  5. Plateau • Medium to high elevation, high to low relief • Flat Top • Steep or gentle cliffs

  6. Deeply eroded plateau – flat top, steep valley

  7. Grand Canyon plateau – rim elevation is 4000 - 7000 ft.

  8. Allegheny Plateau – why is it rounded?

  9. Plains or Lowlands • Low elevation, low relief • Gently rolling hills

  10. Humid-lots of precipitation and vegetations, well rounded hills Arid – dry, little vegetation, large canyons Climates affect landscape development

  11. Identify the landform…

  12. In which two present-day New York State landscape regions is the most Precambian bedrock likely to be exposed on the land surface?