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Hogback, Cuesta, Butte, and Mesa

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Amy Vermeersch

on 12 June 2014

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Transcript of Hogback, Cuesta, Butte, and Mesa

Hogback
-A long narrow ridge or series of hills with a narrow crest and steep slopes.
-Fairly symmetrical
-Form from erosion
-Found in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, and other desert/arid climates.
Cuesta
Butte
-Isolated hill with a steep slope and a flat top.
-Top is narrower than it's height.
-Smaller than Mesas.
-Form from erosion
-Found in Arizona, Utah, Nebraska, New Mexico, and other desert/arid climates.
Mesa
Hogback, Cuesta, Butte, and Mesa
-A hill or ridge with a gentle less than 5 degree slope on one side and a steep slope on the other.
-Fairly asymmetrical
-Form from erosion
-Found in Arizona, New Mexico, and other desert/arid climates.

-Has steep walls and a relatively flat top.
-Top is wider than its height.
-Larger than Buttes
-Form from erosion
-Found in western and southwestern U.S. as well as other desert/arid climates.
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