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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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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

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

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West Virginia

Counties

Randolph

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West Virginia

Counties

Hardy

next highest waterfall

next highest waterfall

Hills Creek Falls

used to make gun powder

Used to make gun powder

saltpeter

(potassium nitrate)

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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

wv state animal

Wv state animal

Black Bear

wv state fish

WV state fish

Brook Trout

wv state tree

WV State Tree

Sugar Maple

wv state flower

WV State Flower

Rhododendron

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 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
wv s lowest point

WV’s lowest point

Harper’s Ferry

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