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Physiographic Province Remembered!

Physiographic Province Technical Terms

Physiographic Province: A region of which all parts are similar in geologic structure and climate and which has consequently had a unified geomorphic history; a region whose pattern of relief or landforms differ significantly from that of adjacent regions; i.e. a subset within a Physiographic Division. Examples: the Valley and Ridge, Blue Ridge, and Piedmont provinces in the eastern U.S.A., and the Basin and Range, Rocky Mountains, and Great Plains provinces in the western U.S.A. [The second highest level in the Physiographic Location part of the Geomorphic Description System]. SW & GG

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