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geography the study of Earth and all of the different kinds of things on it.
landform shapes of the earth's surface
geography examples land, animals, people
landform examples hills, mountains, plains, plateaus
mountain a high elevation about 2,000 feet
plain a large area of nearly flat land
plateau a high, flat area rising steeply above surrounding land
basin a low, bowl-shaped land surrounded by higher land
basin example Cincinnati
coastal plain a narrow, flat strip along the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico
coastal plain example the entire state of Florida is located in the coastal plain
Appalachian Mountains rounded tops due to erosion; oldest mountain range in the U.S.; stretches from Alabama to Maine; folded mountains; tree-covered
interior plains main farming region of the U.S.; very flat area; located between 2 mountain ranges
Rocky Mountains very pointed and jagged peaks; very rocky; located in the western U.S.; younger than the Appalacian Mountains; mountains have HIGHER elevation than the Appalacian mountains
Great Basin a low, bowl-shaped.....;unusaul rock formations; located mostly in Nevada
Sierra Nevada Mountains Mountains on the border of California and Nevada
Coast Ranges Mountains which run along the Pacific Ocean from Washington through California
Climate weather patterns over many years
temperature a measure of how hot or cold the air is in Farenheit degrees (examples: 80 degrees farenheit; 32 degrees farenheit)
precipitation amount of moisture fallen to the ground (rain, snow, hail)
words about weather temperature, wind, precipitation
effects of weather and climate hot/cold locations (where you live); distance from the equator (what clothes you wear); elevation (activities you do for fun); how people earn a living
The closer a place is to the equator, the____________ it is there. (Hawaii) warmer
The temperature becomes ___________as you go higher above sea level. (elevation) cooler
Places that are a distance from a large body of water are slightly ______________cooler in the summer and slightly warmer in the winter. cooler
Oceans add ______________________________ to the air. humidity
The ____________________________ ___________________ act like walls. They block out moist, Pacific air. Mountain Ranges
natural resource something in nature/environment that people can use.
renewable resource nature can replace! (trees, soil, water, air)
nonrenewable resource limited supply can be used! (iron, coal, silver, copper, gold)
conservation the careful use of resources
Created by: tbrogs5