Landform Provinces


Overview


Klamath Mountains


Southern Cascade and Modoc Plateau

  • Includes: Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen N.P., Mt. Burney Lava Beds NP
    • Bound by I-5, Hwy 299, Hwy 89 (Mt Lassen), 395 (Susanville), 36 (Platina)
    • known for isolation - "State of Jefferson"


Sierra Nevada

1. Feather
2. Yuba

3. American

4. Consumnes
5. Mokelumne

6. Stanislaus

7. Tuolumne
8. Merced

9. Chowchilla
10. Fresno

11. San Joaquin

12. Kings

13. Kern


Great Basin & Southeastern Deserts
(including Mohave Desert)

Great Central Valley

- site & situation (where & why)


Coast Range

Transverse Ranges


Peninsular Ranges

  • Catalina, San Clemente Islands
  • Marine terraces and palisades (Palos Verdes, Laguna, Huntington)
  • Mild climate for agriculture: citrus, and avocados

- Landform Provinces Worksheet


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