Latitude lines run in which direction?
East and West
Longitude lines run which direction?
North and South
Latitude lines measure which distance?
North and south of the equator
Longitude lines measure which ditance?
East and west of the prime meridian
What is the most important line of latitude?
What is the most important line of longitude?
What is another name for latitide lines?
What is another name for longitude lines?
Where do longitude lines meet?
At the north and south poles
Where do latitude lines meet?
They don't meet.
Where is the equator located?
What is the higest reading of latitude?
Where is the North Pole?
Where is the South Pole?
Where is the Tropic of Cancer?
Where is the Tropic of Capricorn?
Where is the Arctic Circle?
Where is the Antarctic Circle?
Where is the Prime Meridian located?
Where does the Prime Meridian start?
North and South poles
What is the higest reading of longitude?
Where is the International date line located?
How was the Balcones Escarpment founded?
A giant Earthquake
The Balcones Escarment marks the beginning of a region of Texas known as what?
The Hill Country
What lake is the only lake in Texas to be formed naturally?
What are the 3 natural vegetation regions of Texas?
grasslands, savannah, forrests
What is the #1 cash crop for texas?
What are the 3 most most important mineral resources of Texas?
coal, petroleum, natural gas
What is a Barrier Island?
An isand that protects the mainland from ocean waves
Where are Barrier Islands located? Give an example.
Off the coast of Texas. Galveston Island, Padre Island
What is an Escarpment?
A steep cliff
What canyons are gashes in the Caprock Escarpment
Tule Canyons, Palo Duro
What is the highest point in the state?
Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 ft above sea level
Where is the Rio Grande? How long is it? It is the __ largest river in the world. Where does it begin?
Border between TX and Mexico, 2,000 miles, 24th, San Juan Mountains in Colorado
Where is the Red River?
Border betwenn Texas and Oklahoma
Where is the Canadian River?
Cuts across the Panhandle from west to east as it runs north of Amarillo
How are most of the lakes in Texas formed?
By damming rivers
Which trees are found in abundance in Texas?
hardwood, long-leaf pines, oak-hickory
How much energy in the history of the Us has been produced in Texas?
Where is TX located? Low, middle, or high latitudes?
What are the peak months for tornados?
April, May, June
On average, how many tornados do we have a year in TX?
153 on average
What are the major landforms in Texas?
Plains, escarpment, plateaus, mountains
Texas's water resources include...
Gulf of Mexico, rivers and man-made lakes, aquifers
What are the 5 themes of geography?
(Lindsay Pets Her Monkey Raul)