Ozark Plateaus

Ozark Plateaus

 

a low hilly area in the central USA. The Ozarks are composed primarily of Paleozoic limestones; in the east there are outcrops of Precambrian rocks (the St. Francois Mountains). The area is greatly dissected by rivers, and in places there are karst formations. The average elevation is under 500 m, with a maximum elevation of 823 m in the Boston Mountains. Red and yellow soils predominate. Forests, chiefly oak, have been preserved at higher elevations. Complex-metal ores are mined in southeastern Missouri and in the Tri-State district by the St. Joe Minerals Corporation. Much of the land is agricultural.

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The Spring River drainage of Arkansas and Missouri is located in the Salem Plateau physiographic region of the Ozark Plateaus (Adamski, 1995).
Environmental and hydrologic setting of the Ozark Plateaus study unit, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
Speciation and distribution of the crayfishes of the Ozark plateaus and Ouchita provinces.
Application of nutrient rich animal manure or commercial fertilizers on agricultural row crops and particularly pastures are the prominent nonpoint sources of nutrient loss in the Ozark Plateaus located in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
Our study integrated data from sediment-nutrient extractions and nutrient limitation bioassays to determine the influence of catchment land use and municipal effluent discharge on streams draining the Eucha-Spavinaw Basin in the Ozark Plateaus, USA.
The Eucha-Spavinaw Basin is in the southwest portion of the Ozark Plateaus in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas (Figure 1).
Water quality in the Ozark Plateaus, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, 1992-95.
In the Ozark Plateaus, this vegetation type occurs on
Alabama, particularly in the Ozark Plateaus in Missouri and Arkansas.
Alabama and the Ozark Plateaus in Missouri and Arkansas are centers of
bushii are restricted to XLPs in the Ozark Plateaus in Missouri and
Study areas were located in northern Arkansas within the Boston Mountain physiographic section of the Ozark Plateau.

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