Geomorphological Region.

Jamie Healy
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Leaving Certificate Geography (Regional) Mind Map on Geomorphological Region., created by Jamie Healy on 10/16/2013.

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Jamie Healy
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Geomorphological Region.
1 THE NORTH EUROPEAN PLAIN.
2 LOCATION
2.1 lowland region that lies between mountains and uplands of northern and southern Europe.
2.1.1 4000km from SW France-Paris Basin-Belgium-Denmark-SE England-Germany-Poland-Central Europe
2.2 Region slipped beneath sea.
2.2.1 Sedimentary Rocks built up.
2.2.1.1 After region uplifted, rocks were bent and warped, not sharply deformed-folding+ faulting
2.2.1.1.1 terrain is flat/gently undulating.
3 SHAPING LANDSCAPE
3.1 WATER
3.1.1 Seine and Rhine + more drain landscape.
3.1.1.1 drainage basins have a cover of alluvial soils.
3.1.1.1.1 North Sea Coast, longshore drift + deposition have straightened much of coast.
3.1.1.1.1.1 Sand Dunes border coast
3.1.1.1.1.2 Drained polders of Netherlands lie below sea level.
3.2 WIND
3.3 GLACIAL ACTION
3.3.1 Glacial + Fluvio-glacial deposits cover land.
3.3.1.1 Terminal Moraines, Boulder clay plains and Outwash planes- Denmark
3.3.2 finer deposits transported by wind- deposited as fertile LIMON soils.
3.3.2.1 Germany, Belgium
4 ECONOMY
4.1 Region of Major Agricultural importance.
4.1.1 Fertile Soils + Flat terrain = Mechanised farming
4.2 Major Industrial Region
4.2.1 Coal + Iron Ore deposits
4.3 Excellent Transport
4.3.1 road rail air river canal
4.3.2 3 factors above = densely populated region

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