A physiographic province is a geographic region with a characteristic geomorphology and often specific subsurface rock type or structural elements.
A continent may be subdivided into various physiographic provinces, each having a specific character, relief, and environment which contributes to its uniqueness.
In the Western United States of western North America: the Basin and Range Province, Cascade Range, Colorado Plateau, Rio Grande rift, Great Basin, Central Valley (California), Peninsular Ranges, Los Angeles Basin, and Transverse Ranges are physiographic province examples.
- Physiographic regions of the world
- Geologic province
- http://tapestry.usgs.gov/physiogr/physio.html A Tapestry of Time and Terrain, USGS
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