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Plateaus and Plains: Geography for UPSC CSE/IAS Preparation
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This chapter talks about 2nd order landforms. It will explain what are plateaus and plains. It will discuss about their formation and types.

Venkatesh Emani
Loves teaching...Faculty of Geography and economy for competitive exams

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sr, plz add more videos about geomorphology like earthquake, volcano etc....
Sir , Is it not that the northern plains of India are depositional plains? You have bifurcated in the video.
JS
thaks you so much sir ,to giving us classes if time and space is not issu so pictorail and live eg may be eidit ...sir your teaching style is best ...
Sir Columbian plt is inter-montane as well as volcanic plateau. Is that right?
Houston. Do you copy?
Pl, do videos on Human Geography, much helpful for geography optional
  1. Course: Geomorphology Presented by Venkatesh Emani


  2. About me M. Sc geography from University of Madras # Threeyears ofexperience in teaching Geography and Economy for civil services Interests: Love teaching, watching cricket and some long drives . Follow me on Unacademy: https://unacademy.in/user/venkateshemani


  3. Plateaus Significant second order relief features Plateau is an extensive area of FLAT UPLAND Bounded by steep slopes or enclosed by mountains Most extensive, highest plateaus are formed because of endogenetic forces


  4. Types of Plateaus Divided into many types based on their origin Intermontane plateau: These are the highest and most extensive plateaus of the globe Surrounded by hills and mountains from all sides Originated along with the mountains Eg: Tibetan plateau, Bolivian plateau


  5. Types of Plateaus # Volcanicplateaus: Formed due to accumulation of thick layers of basaltic lava sheets . Lava solidifies to form a lava platearu E.g.: Deccan plateau, Columbian plateau Piedmont plateau : Plateaus formed at foothill zone of extensive mountains E.g: Patagonian plateau


  6. Plains Simplest relief features Flat areas with low height Some plans are below sea level and some above sea level E.g.: Netherlands costal plains are below sea level - Plains provide the habitat to the peopl Plains provide the habitat to the people, agriculture is practised Laying of infrastructure is also easy on plans


  7. lypes " Some plains are formed due to upliftment or emergence of submerged landforms due to endogenetic forces e.g.: Great plains of USA Some plains are formed due to filling of depressions in frontof mountains e.g.: Northern plains of India Other plains are formed by either erosional or depositional activities of exogenetic forces -