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Physiographic Section Technical Terms

Physiographic Section: An area which all parts are similar in geologic structure and climate at a relatively small scale and which has consequently had a unified geomorphic history, and whose pattern of relief or landforms differ significantly from that of adjacent areas ( = Fenneman's (1957) "Section"); i.e. a subset within a Physiographic Province). Examples: the Mohawk, Green Mountain, and Floridian Sections in the eastern U.S.A. and the Sacramento Section, Puget Trough, and Klamath Mountains in the western U.S.A. [The third highest level in the Physiographic Location part of the Geomorphic Description System]. SW, NASIS Data Dictionary

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