Physiographic provinces I and II

TitlePhysiographic provinces I and II
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsHawley JW
Series EditorWilliams JL(ed.)
Series TitleNew Mexico in Maps
EditionSecond Edition
Number of Pages23-31
PublisherUniversity of New Mexico Press
CityAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Call Number00103
Keywordsbook, books, chapter, chapters, geomorphic processes, map,physiographic provinces, physiographic provinces, map, report, reports
AbstractA physiographic province is a region with a particular pattern of landforms that differs significantly from that of adjacent regions. Each province has a distinctive geologic framework and particular combinations of topographic and hydrographic features that have evolved through geologic time. The individual landforms (e.g., mountains, canyons, alluvial fans) that in aggregate make up the varied natural landscapes of a given province reflect a variety of geomorphic processes. In New Mexico these range from the action of deep-seated (hypogene) forces, including volcanism and tectonism, such as erosion and sedimentation by water or wind.