Peneplain

Science / Geology / Peneplain: A hypothetical extensive area of low elevation and relief reduced to near sea level by a long period of erosion and representing the end product of the ideal geomorphic cycle.

Monadnock

Science / Geology / Monadnock: An isolated hill or mountain rising above a peneplain. MORE

Geomorphic Cycle

Science / Geology / Geomorphic Cycle: An idealized model of erosion wherein a plain is uplifted epeirogenically, then dissected by rapid streams (youth), then rounded by d0wnslope movements into a landscape of steep hills (maturity), and MORE

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