Landscape CharacteristicsEarth’s landscapes are the results of the interaction of crustal materials, forces, climate, human activities, and time.
Plateaus • Horizontal Rock structure with high elevation.
Summary Landscape regions are determined by bedrock structure Mountainsareas of high elevation and non-horizontal bedrock Plateaus areas of middle elevation and horizontal bedrock sometimes dissected to appear like mountains Plains areas of low elevation and horizontal bedrock determined by bedrock structure and type Drainage patterns
Landscape Development Summary • •Landscape regions are determined by: Bedrock structure and elevation • •Stream drainage patterns are determined by: Bedrock structure • •Landscape development is determined by: Amount of uplifting forces compared to leveling forces. • •Landscape region formed when uplift is greater than erosion: Mountains • •Landscape region formed when erosion is greater than uplift: Plains