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5th Geo States 4

Southwest, West Coast and Alaska and Hawaii Regions

Capitol - Austin State - Texas
Capitol - Carson City State - Nevada
Capitol - Phoenix State - Arizona
Capitol - Santa Fe State - New Mexico
Southwest Geographical Features Grand Canyon, gorges, Mojave Desert,Rocky Mountains,Great Basin,Great Salt Lake,Colorado River,Rio Grande
Canyon a valley with very steep sides and a flat bottom# usually cut into the rock by a river
Desert are a dry region with fewer than 10” of precipitation annually
Gorges are deep passage with steep rock sides,smaller than a canyon
Climate of the Southwest dry climate which is dry most, or all, of the year; hot summers, cold to warm winters and highland climate which will vary greatly with elevation
Capitol - Olympia State - Washington
Capitol - Sacramento State - California
Capitol - Salem State - Oregon
West Coast Geographical Features Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mt. Whitney, Cascade Mountains, Mojave Desert, Death Valley, Pacific Ocean
West Coast Climate dry in desert areas which is dry most, or all# of the year; hot summers# cold to warm winters; highland in mountainous areas which will vary greatly with elevation and mild which is wet in winter or all year; warm to hot summers# cool winter
contiguous touching along a boundary or at a point
non-contiguous not touching along a boundary or at a point
Capitol - Juneau State - Alaska
Capitol - Honolulu State - Hawaii
island a body of land completely surrounded by water
archipelago a chain of islands
glacier a thick bed of ice that covers a continent or a river of thick ice that moves slower down a slope or valley
peninsula a piece of land surrounded by water on three sides
channel a broad waterway that connects two larger bodies of water
volcano an opening in the earth’s crust from which molten rock erupts; the rocks usually form a mountain around the opening
Climate of Hawaii Tropical
Climate of Alaska Polar and Continental
Mountain a natural elevation of the earth’s surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill# usually greater than 2#000 ft (610 m)
Geographical Features of Alaska and Hawaii mountains, volcanos, channels, penisula, glaciers, archipelago,islands, Mt. McKinley
Created by: ekahl5



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