Intermontane Plateau


The plateau which are bordering the fold mountain range or are partly or fully enclosed within them are the intermontane plateaus.

Vertical movements raise these extensive landforms of nearly horizontal rocks to thousands of metres above sea level.

The extensive and over 4500 metres high plateau of Tibet is one such example.

It is surrounded by folded mountains like Himalaya, Karakoram, Kunlun, Tien Shah on its two sides.

The plateau of Colorado is another well known example, over one km high into which rivers have cut the Grand Canyon and a series of gorges.

The plateau of Mexico, Bolivia and Iran are all other examples of this type.