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which mountain system is the largest in the u.s.

the rocky mountains is the largest system in the u.s.

how are geysers similar to volcanoes

geyser are similar to volcanoes by they both erupt

name some of the states in the west where mountains are located

colorado,utah,wyoming,and montana

which state experienced one of the largest snowfalls in one year

ranier paradise ranger station in washington has experienced one of the largest snowfalls in one year

explain how the rain shadow works

the rain shadow works by winds from the pacific ocean bring warm, moist aire east. this warm air rises and forms clouds. the winds push the clouds up against the mountains. as the clouds rise,they beccome cooler. cool air cannot hold as much moisture as warm air, so much of the water falls back to earth as rain or snow on the western side of the mountains. by the time the clouds have passed to the eastern side of the mountaibs,they carry very little moisture. therefore, the eastern side of the cascade range receives less rain than the western side. the land east of the cascades lies in the rain shadow

name three different climates in the west, and give an example of each

three different climates in the west are rai, snow, and the rain shadow. Mount Waialeale is the wettest place on earth it get more than 38 feet of water yearly. for winter in northern california rarely drops below freezing. the rain shadow works by winds from the pacific ocean bring warm, moist aire east. this warm air rises and forms clouds. the winds push the clouds up against the mountains. as the clouds rise,they beccome cooler. cool air cannot hold as much moisture as warm air, so much of the water falls back to earth as rain or snow on the western side of the mountains. by the time the clouds have passed to the eastern side of the mountaibs,they carry very little moisture. therefore, the eastern side of the cascade range receives less rain than the western side. the land east of the cascades lies in the rain shadow

what place in california produces a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and nuts

central valley

name one of alaska's important industries

oil

how do people benefit from the resources of the west

drive a car, read a book, and to eat

tundra

a cold, flat area where trees cannot grow

frigid

very cold

rain shadow

a dry area on one side of a mountain that is caused by rain falling only on the other side

lava

magma that rises and flowso n earth's surface

timberline

a point on a mountain above which trees cannot grow

geyser

a type of hot spring that shoots hot water into the air

magma

molten rock that lies underneath earth's surface

volcano

a mountain with an opening through which, ash,gas,and lava shoot out

greenhouse

a building that lets light enter and keepa heat and moisture from escaping

livestock

animals thatr are raised on farms and ranches

reforest

to plant now trees to replace ones that were down

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