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Chapter 1 The Geography of WV. Review. the five basic themes of geography. location, place, regions, movement, environmental interaction. where a place is as compared to other places. relative location. a precise position on the earth’s surface.

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Chapter 1 the geography of wv

Chapter 1 The Geography of WV

Review


The five basic themes of geography

the five basic themes of geography

location, place, regions, movement, environmental interaction



A precise position on the earth s surface

a precise position on the earth’s surface

West Virginia is located between 37º12' and 40º38' N latitude.

West Virginia is located between 77º43' and 82º38'W longitude.




Wv shape

WV Shape

most irregularly shaped non coastal state



Location of panhandles

Location of panhandles

Northern & Eastern


Wv boundary rivers

WV boundary rivers

Ohio

Potomac

Tug Fork - Big Sandy


Border states

Border States

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Kentucky

Maryland

Virginia


The starting point at the headwaters of the north branch of the potomac

the starting point at the headwaters of the North Branch of the Potomac

The Fairfax Stone







Wv climate

WV Climate

humid continental


Lowest recorded temperature

lowest recorded temperature

-37 Fahrenheit , December 30, 1917 Lewisburg


Highest recorded temperature

highest recorded temperature

112 Fahrenheit, July 10, 1936 Martinsburg

112 Fahrenheit, August 4, 1930 Moorefield


the raising of the average temperature on Earth due to anexcess of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

global warming



Rain snow sleet or hail

rain, snow, sleet, or hail to

precipitation



West Virginia to

Counties

Randolph


A long period of little or no rain

a tolong period of little or no rain

drought



West Virginia to

Counties

Hardy











Peters Mountain sea level


Wv s best known waterfall

WV's best-known waterfall sea level

Blackwater Falls


Next highest waterfall

next highest waterfall sea level

Hills Creek Falls


Like to explore caves

like to explore caves sea level

spelunkers


Hang like icicles from the roof

hang like icicles from the roof sea level

stalactites


Like pillars rising from the floor

like pillars rising from the floor sea level

stalagmites




Used to make gun powder

Used to make gun powder

saltpeter

(potassium nitrate)








rugged wind swept plateau you will find flora similar to that found in more northern areas such as Canada

Dolly Sods


Unusual biological area acidic wetlands bogs protect ice age plant life

unusual biological area, acidic wetlands (bogs) protect Ice-Age plant life

Cranberry Glades


Artic wetlands

Artic wetlands Ice-Age plant life

Bogs


Wv state animal

Wv state animal Ice-Age plant life

Black Bear


Wv state bird

WV state bird Ice-Age plant life

Cardinal


Wv state fish

WV state fish Ice-Age plant life

Brook Trout


Wv state tree

WV State Tree Ice-Age plant life

Sugar Maple


Wv state flower

WV State Flower Ice-Age plant life

Rhododendron


Wv state butterfly

WV State Butterfly Ice-Age plant life

Monarch


Wv state insect

WV State Insect Ice-Age plant life

Honey Bee


Lakes

Cheat Ice-Age plant life

Stonewall Jackson

Bluestone

Summersville

Sutton

Tygart

Burnsville

East Lynn

Beech Fork

Lakes


Wv s only natural lake

WV’s only natural lake Ice-Age plant life

Trout Pond, in Hardy County


Wv rivers that flow east carry water to

WV rivers that flow east carry water to - Ice-Age plant life

Atlantic Ocean


Wv rivers that flow west carry water to

WV rivers that flow west carry water to Ice-Age plant life

Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico


Drainage systems

Potomac Ice-Age plant life

Monongahela

Little Kanawha

Kanawha and New

Guyandotte

Big Sandy

Ohio

(seven)

Drainage Systems


Ohio tributaries
Ohio Tributaries Ice-Age plant life

  • Monongahela

  • Little Kanawha

  • Kanawha

  • Guyandotte

  • Big Sandy


Kanawha tributaries
Kanawha Tributaries Ice-Age plant life

  • Coal

  • Elk

  • Gauley

  • New


New tributaries
New Tributaries Ice-Age plant life

  • Greenbrier

  • Bluestone


Monongahela tributaries
Monongahela Tributaries Ice-Age plant life

  • Cheat

  • Tygart

  • West Fork


Potomac tributaries
Potomac Tributaries Ice-Age plant life

  • North Branch

  • South Branch

  • Shenandoah


Where the monongahela meets the ohio

Where the Monongahela meets the Ohio Ice-Age plant life

Pittsburgh


Where the little kanawha meet the ohio

Where the Little Kanawha meet the Ohio Ice-Age plant life

Parkersburg


Where the kanawha meets the ohio

Where the Kanawha meets the Ohio Ice-Age plant life

Pt. Pleasant


Where the guyandotte meets the ohio

Where the Guyandotte meets the Ohio Ice-Age plant life

Huntington


East End Bridge Ice-Age plant life


Where the big sandy meets the ohio

Where the Big Sandy meets the Ohio Ice-Age plant life

Kenova


Where the coal meets the kanawha

Where the Coal meets the Kanawha Ice-Age plant life

St. Albans


Mouth of the Coal River Ice-Age plant life


Where the elk meets the kanawha

Where the Elk meets the Kanawha Ice-Age plant life

Charleston


Where the west fork meets the tygart

Where the West Fork meets the Tygart Ice-Age plant life

Fairmont


Where the cheat meets the monongahela

Where the Cheat meets the Monongahela Ice-Age plant life

Morgantown


Where the potomac meets the shenandoah

Where the Potomac meets the Shenandoah Ice-Age plant life

Harper’s Ferry


Second oldest river

Second oldest river Ice-Age plant life

New


Longest river

Longest River Ice-Age plant life

Ohio


Flows north into pennsylvania

Flows north into Pennsylvania Ice-Age plant life

Monongahela


Flows east to wash d c

Flows east to Wash. D.C. Ice-Age plant life

Potomac



Country like

Country like Ice-Age plant life

rural


Height above sea level

Height above sea level Ice-Age plant life

elevation


Wv s highest point

WV’s Highest point Ice-Age plant life

Spruce Knob


Wv s lowest point

WV’s lowest point Ice-Age plant life

Harper’s Ferry


Plant life

Plant Life Ice-Age plant life

Flora


Animal life

Animal Life Ice-Age plant life

fauna



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