From Wikipilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia
In geography, a plain is a large area of land with relatively low relief. Plains may be more suitable for farming than plateaus or mountains.
Types of plains
- Abyssal plain, a flat or very gently sloping area of the deep ocean basin floor.
- Alluvial plain, formed by the deposition of alluvial soil over a long period of time by a river coming from the mountains.
- Coastal plain, an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a sea coast and separated from the interior by other features.
- Flood plain, flat or nearly flat land adjacent to a stream or river that experiences occasional or periodic flooding.
- Fluvial plain
- Lacustrine plain, a plain that originally formed in a lacustrine environment, that is, as the bed of a lake
- Lava plain, an expanse of land where lava is flowing.
- Scroll plain, an area where a river meanders with a very low gradient.
- Till plain, a flat plain of glacial till that forms when a sheet of ice becomes detached from the main body of a glacier and melts in place depositing the sediments it carried.
- Flooded grasslands and savannas
- Wet meadow