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Landscape characteristics of NY State
For each of the following landscape regions in NY State, identify the a) elevation, b) slope, c) dominant force, d) the type of boundary (page 2 ESRT) then draw a simple diagram of the region. Use the Rally Coach structure to take turns answering the different parts.
Major Geographical Boundary
Tug Hill Plateau
New England Province
East Ontario Lowlands
Landscape region and Major Geographical Province Boundary
Plateaus- - - - - - - - - High elevation - - - - flat slopes - - - - horizontal bedrock
Plains (Lowlands) - - Low elevation - - - - flat slopes - - - - horizontal bedrock
Mountains- - - - - - - High elevation - - - - steep slopes - - - tilted or folded bedrock
If uplift is dominant, the elevation of the landscape will increase.
If leveling forces (erosion) are dominant, the elevation will decrease.
If the two forces are in equilibrium, the elevation will remain constant.