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Plate T-11: Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Mountain landforms clearly demonstrate the relation of plate tectonics and structure to geomorphology. The folded rocks record the convergence of two continental plates in Pennsylvanian/Permian time. This page uses text, maps, and remotely sensed imagery to explain the relationship between plate tectonics, geologic structures, and the resulting landforms. It is part of an out-of-print NASA publication entitled 'Geomorphology from Space'. Links to the rest of the book are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
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Cost / Copyright:
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2743
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Geomorphology From Space'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Steve Kempler
Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center