Geo-morphology: Plateau and Plains notes
Geo-morphology: Plateau and plains notes. This post provides notes on plateaus and plains which will help you to understand the basic of the topic. Give this a reading. After that, keep on revising it at regular intervals so that you may be able to keep it in memory for longer term.
Plateau is an extensive area of flat upland. They are storehouse of Mineral deposits. Based on their geographical location they are of following types:
1. Intermontane plateau: Partly or fully enclosed b/w mountain ranges. e.g. Tibetan plateau
2. Piedmont plateau: Located on foot of mountain and locked on other side by either a plain on an ocean. They once had the height of mountain but reduced to mountain foot by erosion. e.g. Malwa plateau.
3. Continental plateau: They are formed by continental upliftment or spread of lava sheet. e.g. Plateau of Maharashtra.
4. Volcanic plateau: They are formed by volcanic activity. e.g. Deccan trap
5. Dissected plateau: Their relief is sharp because of erosion.
Plateau and plains notes
They are the simplest landforms. They have a very gentle slope and minimum relief. They are most populated landforms. e.g. Indo-gangetic plains.
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