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Plate T-12: Folded Appalachians
The mental picture of the Appalachian Mountains most of us have is that of long linear ridges and valleys that form a belt some 25 to 100 km wide through Pennsylvania/Virginia/West Virginia and the Carolinas. With relief of 300 to 1000 m or more, these ridges stand out as distinct mountains. This page describes the general geomorphology and geology of the Appalachian Mountains with the use of text and remotely sensed imagery. It is part of 'Geomorphology from Space', an out-of-print NASA publication on the use of remote sensing to study landforms. A link to the rest of the publication is provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Book
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Physical geography
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
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No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2747
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