How is a dissected plateau formed ?
A dissected plateau is formed by the erosion of a plateau by rivers and streams over time. It starts as a flat surface created by tectonic or volcanic activity, which is gradually eroded by rivers and streams, forming deep valleys and ridges. The process takes millions of years and is influenced by factors like rock type, climate, and rate of erosion. Dissected plateaus are characterized by dramatic scenery and are important habitats for diverse plant and animal species.