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Topic XIV Vocab

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landscapecharacteristics of the earth's surface
stream drainage patternpattern of streams that is associated with any particular landscape or bedrock formation
mountainan area of high elevation with high relief; rock structure is usually bent or folded
plainan area of low elevation and low relief
plateauan area of mid elevations having a horizontal bedrock structure
dissected plateaua plateau that has been eroded by streams
trellis drainagea type of stream drainage associated with folded bedrock
annular drainagea type of stream drainage associated with eroded dome mountains
radial drainagea type of stream drainage associated with volcanoes or uneroded dome mountains
dendritic drainagea type of stream drainage associaited with horizontal bedrock
soil associationa group of soils that usually form together in the same area
landscape regionan area of the earth's surface with characteristics that distinguish it from other areas
uplifting forcesany forces that increase the elevation of the land
leveling forcesany force that decreases the elevation of the land
rock resistancerelative resistance of a rock to weathering ans erosion
escarpmenta steep slope or cliff in layers of rock that forms from a layer that is resistant to weathering and erosion

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