Landforms of the East Coast - Fine Art Print Map
The whole length of the East Coast, from the Florida Keys to Newfoundland, arranges itself in three great regions.
part of the map includes the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont. The
northern portion is a significant portion of the vast Laurentian Shield
that covers the greater part of Canada, the very ancient core of what is
now North America. In between the two, are the Appalachian Mountains. These are the remains of nearly 500 million years of rock
formation, much younger than the Laurentian Shield. Repeated mountain
building periods have been followed by millions of years of erosion, the
sequence has repeated, and tectonic plates have wandered far.
The Appalachians include some old rock (and they are spoken of as old
and worn) compared to today’s (brand-new) Rockies or Alps. A future
shift in plate dynamics might reshuffle the deck.
The map includes the Florida Peninsula, coastal SE Georgia, and
most of the Carolinas, Virginia, and West Virginia. All of the
Mid-Atlantic and New England states are shown in their entirety, along
with much of Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces.
Dimensions: All dimensions are approximate