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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


Where a place is as compared to other places

where a place is as compared to other places

relative location


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.


A measure of distance north and south of the equator

A measure of distance north and south of the equator

latitude


The distance east or west of the prime meridian

The distance east or west of the prime meridian -

longitude


Wv shape

WV Shape

most irregularly shaped non coastal state


Long narrow strip of a larger territory

long narrow strip of a larger territory

panhandle


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


Man made boundary separates wv from pennsylvania

man made boundary separates WV from Pennsylvania

Mason - Dixon Line


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Mason-Dixon Line


Square miles are in wv

square miles are in WV

24,231


Average weather of a region

Average weather of a region

climate


Day to day conditions

day to day conditions

weather


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


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

global warming


West virginia s average annual temperature has risen due to

West Virginia’s average annual temperature has risen due to

global warming


Rain snow sleet or hail

rain, snow, sleet, or hail

precipitation


County with most precipitation

County with most precipitation

Randolph


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West Virginia

Counties

Randolph


A long period of little or no rain

along period of little or no rain

drought


County with least precipitation

County with least precipitation

Hardy


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West Virginia

Counties

Hardy


Why some areas of southern wv are colder than areas farther north

why some areas of southern WV are colder than areas farther north

vertical climate


Most of wv s winds come from what direction

Most of WV's winds come from what direction?

south and west


Warmer than usual pacific ocean surface temperatures

warmer-than-usual Pacific Ocean surface temperatures

El Niño


Colder than usual pacific ocean surface temperatures

colder-than-usual Pacific Ocean surface temperatures

La Niña


Physical features of the land such as mountains or plateaus

physical features of the land such as mountains or plateaus

topography


Wind and water have shaped the topography

wind and water have shaped the topography

Erosion


Rock formation in mercer county that looks like a castle

rock formation in Mercer County that looks like a castle

Pinnacle Rock


Rock formation pendleton county rises almost 1000 feet above sea level

rock formation Pendleton County rises almost 1000 feet above sea level

Seneca Rocks


Rocky ridge in monroe county stretches for almost 40 miles

rocky ridge in Monroe County stretches for almost 40 miles

Peter’s Mt.


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Peters Mountain


Wv s best known waterfall

WV's best-known waterfall

Blackwater Falls


Next highest waterfall

next highest waterfall

Hills Creek Falls


Like to explore caves

like to explore caves

spelunkers


Hang like icicles from the roof

hang like icicles from the roof

stalactites


Like pillars rising from the floor

like pillars rising from the floor

stalagmites


Used as a safe haven for confederate soldiers

used as a safe haven for Confederate soldiers

Organ Cave


General robert e lee s soldiers once used organ cave for

General Robert E. Lee’s soldiers once used Organ Cave for:

religious services


Used to make gun powder

Used to make gun powder

saltpeter

(potassium nitrate)


Originally named grapevine cave

originally named Grapevine Cave.

Lost World Caverns


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Lost World Stalagmites


Cavern in grant county used to smoke meats

Cavern in Grant County, used to smoke meats

Smoke Hole


Largest commercial cave in pendleton county

largest commercial cave in Pendleton County

Seneca Caverns


Area in tucker county named after the land of canaan

Area in Tucker County named after the Land of Canaan

Canaan Valley


Area in putnam county is believed to have once been covered by an ancient river

area in Putnam County is believed to have once been covered by an ancient river

Teays Valley


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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

Bogs


Wv state animal

Wv state animal

Black Bear


Wv state bird

WV state bird

Cardinal


Wv state fish

WV state fish

Brook Trout


Wv state tree

WV State Tree

Sugar Maple


Wv state flower

WV State Flower

Rhododendron


Wv state butterfly

WV State Butterfly

Monarch


Wv state insect

WV State Insect

Honey Bee


Lakes

Cheat

Stonewall Jackson

Bluestone

Summersville

Sutton

Tygart

Burnsville

East Lynn

Beech Fork

Lakes


Wv s only natural lake

WV’s only natural lake

Trout Pond, in Hardy County


Wv rivers that flow east carry water to

WV rivers that flow east carry water to -

Atlantic Ocean


Wv rivers that flow west carry water to

WV rivers that flow west carry water to

Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico


Drainage systems

Potomac

Monongahela

Little Kanawha

Kanawha and New

Guyandotte

Big Sandy

Ohio

(seven)

Drainage Systems


Ohio tributaries

Ohio Tributaries

  • Monongahela

  • Little Kanawha

  • Kanawha

  • Guyandotte

  • Big Sandy


Kanawha tributaries

Kanawha Tributaries

  • Coal

  • Elk

  • Gauley

  • New


New tributaries

New Tributaries

  • Greenbrier

  • Bluestone


Monongahela tributaries

Monongahela Tributaries

  • Cheat

  • Tygart

  • West Fork


Potomac tributaries

Potomac Tributaries

  • North Branch

  • South Branch

  • Shenandoah


Where the monongahela meets the ohio

Where the Monongahela meets the Ohio

Pittsburgh


Where the little kanawha meet the ohio

Where the Little Kanawha meet the Ohio

Parkersburg


Where the kanawha meets the ohio

Where the Kanawha meets the Ohio

Pt. Pleasant


Where the guyandotte meets the ohio

Where the Guyandotte meets the Ohio

Huntington


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East End Bridge


Where the big sandy meets the ohio

Where the Big Sandy meets the Ohio

Kenova


Where the coal meets the kanawha

Where the Coal meets the Kanawha

St. Albans


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Mouth of the Coal River


Where the elk meets the kanawha

Where the Elk meets the Kanawha

Charleston


Where the west fork meets the tygart

Where the West Fork meets the Tygart

Fairmont


Where the cheat meets the monongahela

Where the Cheat meets the Monongahela

Morgantown


Where the potomac meets the shenandoah

Where the Potomac meets the Shenandoah

Harper’s Ferry


Second oldest river

Second oldest river

New


Longest river

Longest River

Ohio


Flows north into pennsylvania

Flows north into Pennsylvania

Monongahela


Flows east to wash d c

Flows east to Wash. D.C.

Potomac


The study of the physical features of the earth

The study of the physical features of the earth

Geography


Country like

Country like

rural


Height above sea level

Height above sea level

elevation


Wv s highest point

WV’s Highest point

Spruce Knob


Wv s lowest point

WV’s lowest point

Harper’s Ferry


Plant life

Plant Life

Flora


Animal life

Animal Life

fauna


A stream or river that flows into a larger river

A stream or river that flows into a larger river

Tributary


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