Landforms: Plains, Mesas, Valleys

By: Tyler, Brie, Jaxson

Mesa

A hill that has a flat top and steep sides. A Mesa is raised higher than all of its surroundings and is almost always made of rock with a dirt top. The tallest Mesa in the world in Grand Mesa (Ha creative name) and it is 11,332 feet tall on Colorado. A mesa is the American English term for tableland, an elevated area of land with a flat top and sides that are usually steep cliffs. They are generally found in the western and Southwestern America.

Plains

Plain is a flat area it mostly grass. There is the big plain spots in the world and they are the U.S. in states like Kansas, Texas ,Oklahoma, and Wyoming are flat in the U.S. Also in australia some of it is plain and other parts is in the jungle.It is made by flowing lava and it also be formed by flowing water it will move the top soil.

Valley

A Valley in a low place between hills, often with a river running through it. V shaped valleys are formed erosions. A valley formed by flowing water is usually v-shaped.A valley in its broadest geographic sense is also known as a dale. A valley through which a river runs may also be referred to as a vale. A small, secluded, and often wooded valley is known as a dell or in Scotland as a glen. A wide, flat valley through which a river runs is known in Scotland as a strath. A Mountain Cove is a small valley, closed at one or both sides. A small valley surrounded by mountains or ridges is sometimes known as a hollow. A deep, narrow valley is known as cwm.


There is a U-shaped valley in Glacier National Park. Romsdalen in Western Norway is an almost vertical valley. Fljótsdalur in east Iceland is a rather flat valley