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  Intermontane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Intermontane plateaus are usually flat open highlands formed when land has been uplifted by tectonic activity.
In North America, the intermontane plateaus are situated between the coastal ranges and the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. and Canada.
Great Basin - Large plateau of Nevada and other states in southwestern U.S. bordered by the Sierra Nevada on the west, the Columbia Plateau on the north, the Rocky Mountains on the northeast, the Colorado Plateau on the east, and the Mojave Desert on the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intermontane   (261 words)

  
 Automated IFSAR Terrain Analysis System - Leighty and Assoc., Inc.
The Colorado Plateau is a physiographic province of the Intermontane Plateaus major division.
The northernmost section is the Unita Basin, a east-west trending, deeply dissected plateau of strong relief abutting the Unita Mountains in the northeastern Utah and northwestern Colorado.
Kaibab Plateau - East of the Kanab Plateau is the Kaibab Plateau.
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 Chinese Geography
mountains line,composed mainly of plateau and basins with elevation from 2,000 to 1,000kilometers.
Because some of China's largest rivers have their sourceregions on the high Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and drop great distances overtheir middle and lower courses, China is rich in hydroelectric resources.
Its upper reaches tap the uplandsof the Tibetan Plateau before sweeping across the enormous and agriculturallyproductive Sichuan Basin that supports nearly 10% of China's total population.
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The area that suffered from the earthquake is a typical mountainous land with a complex combination of folded mountains, folded block-mountains and volcanic mountains, lava plateaus, intermontane basins, and river valleys.
Thus, on plateaus and mountain slopes up to 1400 m, the average temperature in July is 18-20 C, the average temperature in January is -4 to -6 C, the annual precipitation is about 500 mm.
In the middle mountain area, the climate is temperate, average temperature of July is 18 C. Winter is mild, snowy, the average temperatures in January are -2 to -8 C. Precipitation is 600 - 800 mm a year and reaches its maximum at the end of spring.
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The Colorado Plateau is a flat, dry, semidesert region that covers the northern two-fifths of the state.
The section of the Colorado Plateau located in the northern and northeastern part of the state is a maze of valleys and mesas.
The southern border of the Colorado Plateau is distinguished by an extensive volcanic escarpment known as the Mogollon Rim.
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 Colorado Plateau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Colorado Plateau, also called the Colorado Plateaus Province, is a physiographic region of the Intermontane Plateaus, roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States.
Occupying the southeast corner of the Colorado Plateau is the Datil Section.
Some of the prominent isolated mountain ranges of the Plateau, such as Ute Mountain and the Carrizo Mountains, both near the Four Corners, are cored by igneous rocks that were intruded about 70 million years ago, during the Laramide orogeny.
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These mountain systems, together with numerous intermontane plateaus, basins and plains are interwoven into three macrolandform complexes in China.
Therefore, the topography of China from the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau eastward, is broadly arranged into four great steps descending step- by-step from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to the coastal area in the east.
It is the highest and largest plateau on earth and is popularly called "roof of the world".
www.regenttour.com /china/geography/index2.htm   (354 words)

  
 North America - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about North America (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Perhaps the most dominating characteristic is the western cordillera running parallel to the coast from Alaska to Panama; it is called the Rocky Mountains in the USA and Canada and its continuation into Mexico is called the Sierra Madre.
The cordillera is a series of ranges divided by intermontane plateaus and takes up about one-third of the continental area.
To the east of the cordillera lie the Great Plains, the agricultural heartland of North America, which descend in a series of steps to the depressions occupied by the Great Lakes in the east and the Gulf of Mexico coastal lowlands in the southeast.
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 plateau (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
An intermontane plateau is one surrounded by mountains.
A piedmont plateau is one that lies between the mountains and low-lying land.
A continental plateau rises abruptly from low-lying lands or the sea.
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 Colorado Plateau (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Image:Colorado Plateaus map.png The Colorado Plateau, also called the Colorado Plateaus Province, is a physiographic region of the Intermontane Plateaus, roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States.
The Precambrian history of the Colorado Plateaus is only known at its southern end where the Grand Canyon has exposed the 2000 million year old Vishnu Schist to the 600 million year old Kaibab Limestone.
Erosion-resistant sandstones of Mesozoic age result in bands of continuous cliffs, central Colorado Plateau It was not until the upheavals that coincided with the formation of the supercontinent Pangea began about 250 million years ago that deposits of marine sediment waned and terrestrial deposits dominate.
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Intermontane Plateaus - also divided into the Columbia Plateau, the Colorado Plateau and the Basin and Range Province, it is a system of plateaus, basins, ranges and gorges between the Rocky and Pacific Mountain Systems.
The intermontane valleys, plateaus and basins range from treeless to desert with the very arid region being in the southwest.
The Laurentian Highlands, the Interior Plains and the Interior Highlands lie between the two coasts, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico northward, far beyond the national boundary, to the Arctic Ocean.
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 Geography of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
West of the Rocky Mountains lies the Intermontane Plateaus (also known as the Intermountain West), a large, arid desert lying between the Rockies and the Cascades and Sierra Nevada ranges.
A portion known as the Colorado Plateau, centered around the Four Corners region, is considered to have some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
The Great Basin and Columbia Plateau (the Intermontane Plateaus) are arid or semiarid regions that lie in the rain shadow of the Cascades and Sierra Nevada.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Geography_of_the_United_States   (4911 words)

  
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A lot of the Intermontane Basin and Plateau region of North America looks like this.
The region is very dry and the landforms typically take on this form - flat landscape with dry vegetation interspersed with buttes, mesas (literally "tables" in Spanish), and plateaus.
It is also of the family plateaus, but plateaus are considered the largest of these terrestrial features.
www2.vscc.cc.tn.us /kbell/Field_Trips/Physical_Tour/Mesa.htm   (192 words)

  
 China World Heritage Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Because some of China's largest rivers have their source regions on the high Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and drop great distances over their middle and lower courses, China is rich in hydroelectric resources.
On the Tibet-Qinghai plateau (about 4,000m above sea level), winter is long and extremely cold while summer is short and moderately warm.
Many minority peoples have traditionally established their villages in mountainous and pastoral areas, on high plateaus and in deep forests.
www.joyleisures.com /ABOUT_CHINA.html   (5168 words)

  
 Geography of the United States - Questionz.net , answers to all your questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
* Intermontane Plateaus - a system of plateaus, basins and gorges which includes the Grand Canyon.
The numerous rivers that drain the Atlantic slope of the Appalachians are comparatively short while those that drain the Pacific slope include only three: * the Columbia - its mouth being located in Oregon.
Both the Columbia and Colorado rise far inland near the easternmost members of the Cordilleran system, and flow through plateaus and intermont basins to the ocean.
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 Central AsiaWeather
On the intermontane plateaus the winds do not blow very strongly, but in the Sistan depression there are severe blizzards during the winter.
Temperature and precipitation are controlled by the exchange of air masses.
The highest temperatures (over 35 ° C) and the lowest precipitation (less than 15 centimeters annually) prevail in the drought ridden, poorly watered southern plateau region, which extends over the boundaries with Iran and Pakistan.
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The geographic regions of Texas are extensions of five of the eight main physiographical regions of the U.S.: the Gulf and Atlantic Coastal Plain, the Interior Lowlands, the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountain system and the Intermontane Plateaus.
It is one of the major wool and mohair producing regions of the U.S., and the area is divided into large ranches that increase in size toward the west.
Dividing the Edwards Plateau from the Gulf Coastal Plain is the Balcones Escarpment, which is a geologic fault of the underlying strata of rock stretching from near Del Rio to Austin.
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 Vacation in China with Asian Vacations, Inc.
When blizzards wrap the north along the Heilongjiang River in the winter, spring sowing is underway on Hainan Island in the south.
These mountain systems, together with numerous intermontane plateaus, basins and plains are interwoven into three macro-land form complexes in China.
From the eastern margin of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau eastward up to the Da Hinggan-Taihang-Wushan mountains line, composed mainly of plateau and basins with elevation from 2,000 to 1,000km.
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 dictionary - Terrain - plateaus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
semiarid and desert plateau; narrow coastal plain; mountains in west
large, flat to dissected plateau surrounded by rugged hills;
coral and limestone plateau, flat to undulating; ringed by vertical white cliffs (9 to 15 m high)
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 CHINA
When the sun shines brightly over the Wusuli River in the east, the Pamire Plateau in the west is in the very early morning.
When blizzards wrap the north along the Helongjiang River in the winter, spring sowing is under way on Hainan Island in the south.
Out of the world's twelve high peaks of more than 8,000 meters, seven are located in China.
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 Environments -3
Lying or formed at the base of a mountain or mountain range; in the United States—a plateau underlain by crystalline rock extending from New Jersey to Alabama and lying east of the Appalachian Mountains
isostatic uplift of the Colorado Plateau), residual or volcanic (e.g.
Adirondack Province, Appalachian Plateaus Province (Allgeheny Mountains, Catskills, Cumberland Mountains, Kanawha, Mohawk, Southern New York), Blue Ridge Province (northern, southern), New England Province (Green Mountain, New England Upland, Seaboard Lowland, Taconic, White Mountain), Piedmont Province (Piedmont Lowlands, Piedmont Upland), St. Lawrence Valley Province (Champlain), Valley and Ridge Province (Hudson Valley, Middle, Tennessee)
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 intermontane - Search Results - MSN Encarta (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
intermontane - Search Results - MSN Encarta (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)
Intermontane Basins and Plateau : illustrations: Regions of the United States
Weapons of the Future on the Discovery Channel
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 COLORADO PLATEAU FAQ - DEFINITION.
National Wild and Scenic Rivers on The Colorado Plateau
CO National Recreation Areas on The Colorado Plateau
AZ Navajo Nation Tribal Parks on the Colorado Plateau
www.lightrainproductions.com /Colorado_PlateauFAQ.htm   (119 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "intermontane plateaus": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
See all pages with references to intermontane plateaus.
American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization (California Studies in Critical Human Geography, 9) by Neil Smith
A Song to the Creator: Traditional Arts of Native American Women of the Plateau by Washington State University Museum of Art (Corporate Author), Lillian A. Ackerman (Editor)
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 Geography of the United States (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Both the Columbia River and Colorado River rise far inland near the easternmostmembers of the Cordilleran system, and flow through Plateaus and intermont basins to the ocean.
Western States - The west is home to the Pacific coast of the United States as well as Many gorges, Plateaus and mountain ranges, the most famous being the Rocky Mountains.
For more information on other "cultural" regions of the U.S., See List of regions of the United States.
geography-of-the-united-states.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (1392 words)

  
 Ford Foundation: Rehabilitation Potential of Western Coal Lands - 19   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The western coal area covers a range of landforms, elevations, and physical characteristics.
These are expressed in the physiographic provinces (Figure 3-2): the Great Plains in the east, the Rocky Mountains, the Intermontane Plateaus, and the Pacific Mountain system.
These provinces include a wide range of rock types, geological history, weathering and erosion, topography, elevation, climate, and vegetation and are briefly summarized below.
www.fordfound.org /eLibrary/documents/0301/034.cfm   (449 words)

  
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You now have traveled into the Colorado Plateau.
This area is made up of many plateaus that lie several thousand feet above sea level.
As the Colorado River flowed through the land, it gradually cut deeper and deeper in to the earth's suface.
www.calstatela.edu /faculty/eviau/edit557/geography/col.htm   (128 words)

  
 World Homes Network - buy, sell, rent or let property worldwide
To the north and east of the region lie the Laurentian Highlands of Canada, an ancient plateau or shield area.
Erosion here has created a line of planed crests, or terraces, at altitudes between 300- 1,200 m/985-3,935 ft. This has also formed a ridge-and-valley topography which was an early barrier to continental penetration.
Lake Superior (the largest body of fresh water in the world); Grand Canyon on the Colorado River; Redwood National Park, California, has some of the world's tallest trees; San Andreas Fault, California;
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