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Mesoscale: Landform Differentiation

  • Robert G. Bailey

Abstract

Macroclimate accounts for the largest share of systematic environmental variation at the macroscale or regional level. At the mesoscale, landform (geology and topography) breaks up the broad patterns. For example, solar energy will be received and processed differently by a field of sand dunes, a lacustrine plain, or an upland hummocky moraine.

Keywords

Landscape Mosaic Geologic Substratum Local Relief Montane Zone Landform Unit 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Bailey
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecosystem ManagementUSDA Forest ServiceFort CollinsUSA

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