Geo-morphology: Plateau and Plains notes

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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.

Plateaus:
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.

plateau and plains notes

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

plateau and plains notes

Plains: 
They are the simplest landforms. They have a very gentle slope and minimum relief. They are most populated landforms. e.g. Indo-gangetic plains.

plateau and plains notes

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