GEOG 571
Intelligence Analysis, Cultural Geography, and Homeland Security

SECTION ONE - The Physical Characteristics of the Border


See Maps of the Region.

Reference for the physical geography of the Border Region: McKnight, Tom L. Regional Geography of the United States and Canada. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1992. Chapters 11,13,14, 15, and 16.

The U.S./Mexico Border Region includes four geographic sub-regions:

  1. Pacific Coast Continental Borderland
  2. Basin and Range
  3. Great Plains
  4. Gulf Plains (Gulf of Mexico)