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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.

Landscape

Elevation

Slopes

Forces

Boundary

Picture

Adirondack Mountains

High Elevation

Steep Slopes

Uplift

Major Geographical Boundary

Tug Hill Plateau

New England Province

Interior Lowlands

East Ontario Lowlands

Grenville Province

Uplift

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

Forces:

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.