u s and canada landforms climate and vegetation n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
U.S. and Canada: Landforms, Climate, and Vegetation PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
U.S. and Canada: Landforms, Climate, and Vegetation

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 11
maxwell-allen

U.S. and Canada: Landforms, Climate, and Vegetation - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

416 Views
Download Presentation
U.S. and Canada: Landforms, Climate, and Vegetation
An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. U.S. and Canada:Landforms, Climate, and Vegetation Chapter 5 – Sections 1 & 2 TEKS: 3B, 4A, 4B, 6A, 8C, 9A, 21A, 21C, 21D, 22B, 22C, 22D

  2. U.S. and Canada – Vast Lands Total area of any country: Russia Canada United States China Brazil Together, they fill 1/8 of the land surface on the earth.

  3. APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS • Eastern Mountain Chain • 1,600 miles from Newfoundland to Alabama • Includes, Green, Catskill, Blue Ridge, and Smoky Mountains • 400 million years old

  4. INTERIOR LOWLANDSThe Great Plains Mostly treeless area 4,000 feet above sea level Runs from southern Texas up through southern Canada. Tornado Alley

  5. CANADIAN SHIELD Rocky, but mainly flat region Lies far north in Canada Covers about 18 million square miles Encircles Hudson Bay

  6. ROCKY MOUNTAINS Western mountain chain Extend 3,000 miles from Alaska to New Mexico Line of highest points makes up Continental Divide 80 million years old

  7. Tundra and Subarctic Frigid winter temperatures are common. Winters - long and bitterly cold Summers - brief and chilly Treeless plains in tundra, evergreens in subarctic. Iqaluit, Nunavut (CAN) Barrow, Alaska (USA)

  8. Rocky Mountains and Pacific Ranges Highland climate and vegetation The mtns. influence temp. and precip. Western Mtns. trap Pacific moisture.

  9. Moderate Climates:Humid Continental Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN) Des Moines, Iowa (USA) The north-central and NE United States and southern Canada. Winters are cold and summers are warm. Very productive agriculture area.

  10. Moderate Climates: Marine West Coast • Ranges from northern California to southern Alaska. • Affected by Ocean currents, coastal mtns., and prevailingwesterlies – winds that blow from W-E in middle latitudes. San Francisco, California (USA) Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN)

  11. Tropical Climates Hawaii Florida Everglades – A huge swampland that covers about 4,000 sq. miles.