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Physiographic Provinces of the United States

A physiographic province is a geographic region with distinct landscape characteristics (geomorphology) and commonly distinct rock types geologic characteristics. Many physiographic provinces are commonly subdivided into sub regions and are commonly associated with ecological communities.

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Physiographic Provinces of the United States Physiography of Selected States
and Regions (selected links)
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Maine
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
New Mexico
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennyslvania
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming
Recommended division of the United States into "physigraphic provinces" of the United States based on landscape characteristics and shared geologic characteristics was first suggested by reported by Fenneman, Nevin M., 1917. "Physiographic Subdivision of the United States". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 3, no. 1, p. 17–22. Many revisions have been suggested as more regional exploration progressed.
Shaded Relief Map of the United States Selected Resources for US Physiographic Provinces

Landforms of the Conterminous United States - A Digital Shaded-Relief Portrayal
(USGS)

Tapestry of Time and Terrane (USGS)

Ecological Subregions of the United States
(US Forest Service)



Regional Geology of North America (MiraCosta College)

United States physiographic regions (Wikipedia)

Physiographic provinces with geology Geologic Maps of the United States (USGS)

Ecoregions of the United States
US Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/wed/pages/ecoregions.htm
http://geologycafe.com/physiographic/index.html
8/9/2012