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Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Province


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    • found: Work cat: McCoy, Kurt J. Hydrologic budget and conditions of Permian, Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian aquifers in the Appalachian Plateaus physiographic province, 2015:p. 2 (The Appalachian Plateaus region occupies approximately 86,000 square miles (mi2) in portions of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia; Aquifers in the Appalachian Plateaus consist of alternating sequences of fractured sandstone, siltstone, shale, limestone, and coal in Permian, Pennsylvanian-, and Mississippian-age rock formations)
    • found: Geological Survey (U.S.). Ground water atlas of the United States, 1997:HA 730-L Appalachian Plateaus aquifers (Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Province in Segment 11 extends over most of West Virginia, more than one-half of Pennsylvania, and small parts of westernmost Virginia and Maryland; Aquifers in consolidated sedimentary rocks in the Appalachian Plateaus Province are divided into the following categories-Mississippian aquifers and Permian and Pennsylvanian aquifers)
    • found: Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide, 2016, via Credo Reference, 12 July 2016:West Virginia (The Appalachian Plateau, consisting of flat-topped uplands and rounded hills ... with many steep slopes rising to a height of over 1,220 m/4,000 ft)
    • found: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 2011, via Credo Reference, 12 July 2016:Appalachian Mountains (Appalachian Plateau, a dissected upland region that stretches to the interior plains)
    • found: National Park Service website, May 2, 2017:Explore Nature > Geology, Energy, & Minerals resources > Education & Outreach > Geology by region (Physiographic Provinces: Appalachian Plateaus, Stretching from New York to Alabama, Appalachian Plateaus show evidence of deformation by plate collision; the birth of the mountain ranges in this region, 480 million years ago, marks the first of several mountain building plate collisions that culminated in the construction of the supercontinent Pangaea with the Appalachians near the center; Physiographic Province Maps: Appalachian Plateaus Province)
    • notfound: Web. new geo. dict.;GNIS, viewed May 2, 2017
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