physiographic feature

physiographic feature

[¦fiz·ē·ə¦graf·ik ′fē·chər]
(geology)
A prominent or conspicuous physiographic form or noticeable part thereof.
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The River Indus and its drainage basin form a dominant physiographic feature over large part of the Pakistan (Roberts, 1977).
Like many other East Coast cities in the US, Baltimore owes its location to the physiographic feature known as the "fall line," a zone of waterfalls that marks the transition between the crystalline rocks of the Piedmont Province and the largely unlithified sediments of the Coastal Plain.
Based on topographical and physiographic feature, climate, land use, and water availability, country has been divided into ten agro-ecological zones (FAO, 2005).
The Niagara Escarpment in Ontario is a 725 kilometre-long section of a much larger physiographic feature associated with the Great Lakes Basin.
When the two geophysical signatures coincided with a physiographic feature, usually a lake or, on rare occasions, a sub-outcropping kimberlite, then an important kimberlite target was established.
These actions had a damaging effect on the woodland, mire and physiographic features of the SSSI.
Unesco also notes Batanes 'is one of the last remaining areas in the Philippines having unique natural physiographic features (wave-cut cliffs, cave-like outcrops, secluded white sand beaches) resulting from its position where strong winds and fast currents have etched out its distinct morphology.'
Having knowledge of physiographic features of a catchment area with an awareness of climatic conditions can provide a fairly accurate picture of the qualitative and quantitative functioning of the hydrological system (Aher et al., 2013).
The chiropteran diversity of Pakistan is comparable to any other region with similar physiographic features. The bats constitute 28% of mammalian fauna of Pakistan, however, are amongst the least studied taxa (Roberts, 1997; Mahmood-ul-Hassan et al., 2009) regarding their occurrence and distribution in the country (Roberts, 1997; Bates and Harrison, 1997).