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TX History Ch. 2

Place and time : Natural Resource

TermDefinition
PLAIN A LARGE AREA OF FLAT, OR NEARLY FLAT, LAND
BARRIER ISLAND A NARROW ISLAND BETWEEN THE MAINLAND AND THE OCEAN
ESCARPMENT A STEEP SLOPE OR CLIFF
FAULT LINE A CRACK IN EARTH'S SURFACE CAUSE BY MOVING PLATES
PLATEAU AN AREA OF HIGH, FLAT LAND
RESOURCE A NATURAL MATERIAL THAT CAN BE USED BY PEOPLE
AQUIFER A LAYER OF ROCK OR GRAVEL THAT ABSORBS RAINFALL AND KEEP IT FLOWING UNDERGROUND.
MID LATITUDES A WIDE BAND OF LATITUDES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE EQUATOR, MIDWAY BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND THE NORTH OR SOUTH POLE.
NORTHER BLAST OF COLD AIR FROM CANADA THAT SWEEP ACROSS TEXAS AND THE GULF OF MEXICO IN THE AUTUMN AND WINTER.
TOPOGRAPHY THE LANDSCAPE OF A PLACE.
BOTANICAL RELATED TO PLANTS
EXPOSITION A PUBLIC SHOW OR DISPLAY.
EXCEEDING SEVERE OR EXTRAORDINARY.
CERULEAN A DEEP SHADE OF BLUE LIKE THAT SEEN ON A CLOUDLESS DAY.
SUNBONNET TYPE OF HAT WORN BY WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES IN THE 19TH CENTURY TO PROTECT ONE'S FACE AND NECK FROM THE SUN.
TIME LINE SHOWS EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE OVER MILLIONS OF YEARS. AND FORMED LANDSCAPE THAT WE SEE TODAY.
LAGUNA MADRE BETWEEN PADRE ISLAND AND MAINLAND. A LARGE, SHELTERED BAY. RICH IN FISHING AREA.
PADRE ISLAND LONG AND THIN STRIP OF LAND COVERED WITH SAND DUNES.
EDWARDS PLATEAU IS AN UPLIFTED AND ELEVATED REGION, NORTH AND SLIGHTLY WEST OF THE BALCONES ESCARPMENT.
LLANO ESTACADO. IS LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST OF THE CAPROCK ESCARPMENT, IS PART OF A PLATEAU, IT IS APPROXIMATELY 32, 000 SQ. MILES AND COVERS THIRTY-THREE COUNTRIES IN TEXAS AND FOUR COUNTIES IN NEW MEXICO.
GUADALUPE PEAK HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN TEXAS. IT RISES TO 8,749 FEET, ABOVE SEA LEVEL. IT IS LOCATED IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK.
MOUNT LIVERMORE HIGHEST PEAK IN THE DAVIS MOUNTAIN AT 8,378 FEET.
DAVIS MOUNTAIN THE SECOND -HIGHEST MOUNTAIN RANGE IN TEXAS.
CHISOS MOUNTAIN AND RIO GRANDE TEXAS'S THIRD- HIGHEST MOUNTAIN GROUP.
EMORY PEAK THE HIGHEST PEAK IN THE CHISOS MOUNTAINS AT 7, 825 FEET.
RICH SOIL ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE RESOURCES OF TEXAS.
PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS THE MOST IMPORTANT MINERAL RESOURCES IN TEXAS.
LIMESTONE ANOTHER IMPORTANT MINERAL RESOURCE THAT IS FOUND ABUNDANT QUALITIES IN TEXAS. USED TO PURIFY WATER AND MANUFACTURE PAPER, AS WELL AS AGRICULTURAL.
SALT, DOLOMITE AND GYPSUM SOME OTHER KEY MINERAL RESOURCES THAT IS FOUND IN TEXAS.
BAYS SERVES AS NURSERIES FOR FISH, SHRIMP, OYSTERS, CRABS AND BIRDS.
RIVERS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TYPES OF WATER RESOURCES IN TEXAS.
RIO GRANDE RIVER IS TEXAS'S LONGEST RIVER, IT'S FORM MUCH OF THE STATE'S SOUTHERN BOUNDARY. STRETCHES 1,900 MILES.
RED RIVER THE SECOND LARGEST RIVER IN TEXAS, FOUND IN PANHADDLE. FLOWS 1,290 MILES EASTWARD.
LOCATION _________ IS NOT THE ONLY FACTORS THAT AFFECTS THE CLIMATE IN AN AREA.
ELEVATION __________ ALSO AFFECTS CLIMATE.
TEMPERATURE AS ELEVATION DECREASES, _____________ INCREASES.
RAINFALL ELEVATION ALSO AFFECTS ____________.
IMPACT THE EFFECT THAT SOMETHING OR SOMEONE HAS ON A PERSON OR EVENT
FACTOR SOMETHING THAT HAS AN INFLUENCE ON AN OUTCOME.
TORNADOES A PROBLEM IN THE PANHANDLE. REASON THEY ARE REFERRED TO AS "TORNADO ALLEY".
HURRICANES ARE LARGE, DESTRUCTIVE STORM THAT SWEEP IN FROM THE GULF AND CAN DO MASSIVE DAMAGES.
SEAWALL PROTECTS GALVESTON CITY FROM THE SURGING OCEAN WAVES THAT COME WITH A HURRICANE.
DUST STORM AN OCCURRENCE OF SEVERE WIND EROSION THAT AFFECTED THE U.S. IN THE 1930'S.
MARCH, OCTOBER FROM ____________ UNTIL END OF _____________, WITH EXCEPTION ON JULY, THE STATE EXCEPT IN RARE YEARS OF EXCEEDING DROUGHT, IS COVERED WITH BLOOMS.
MARCH MONTH OF BLUEBONNET.
BLUEBONNET WAS FIRST CALLED " BUFFALO CLOVER", WOLFFLOWER, AND EL CONEJO (THE RABBIT) BECAUSE OF THE WHITE TIP'S RESEMBLANCE TO A RABBIT'S TAIL.
SAN ANTONIO WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE LARGEST BLUEBONNET FIELDS.
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