Orography


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orography

[ȯ′räg·rə·fē]
(geography)
The branch of geography dealing with mountains.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Orography

 

the branch of geomorphology devoted to the description and classification of forms of relief (mountain ranges, uplands, basins, and so on) on the basis of external characteristics and without regard to origin.

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This site is a remnant of tropical dry forest and has an irregular orography. Surrounding natural vegetation is characteristic of lowland deciduous scrub (Castillo 1995).
Furthermore, zones infested with this pest have important physical barriers, due to orography of the Sierra Gorda, with hills over 2500 m around the orchards.
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Topographically, the most extensive stand of deciduous oaks are located in mild slope zones, where they have remained, given that its use turned out to be very complicated due to the land orography (Ruiz de la Torre, 1991).