Mesozoic Basins Physiography Topics

1. Regional Setting
2. Extent and Boundaries
3. Characteristic Features
• Introduction to Physiography
• Coastal Plain
• Piedmont
• Mesozoic Basins
• Blue Ridge
• Valley and Ridge
• Appalachian Plateaus
• Virginia's Rivers


Mesozoic Basins Physiography: Extent and Boundaries

• The Mesozoic Basins is a subprovince of primarily the Piedmont physiographic province.

Map showing the location of some of the Mesozoic Basins. (Image from College of William and Mary geology website courtesy of C.M. Bailey)

Above: View looking west across the Culpeper Basin at Manassas National Battlefield Park.  The low hills in the distance belong to the Piedmont physiographic province. (Photograph by Robert Whisonant)