Chapter 5 - U.S. and Canada Physical Geog.
3,000 mile mountain range stretching from New Mexico to Alaska
Highest point in North America at 20,320 feet.
North America's oldest mountains. They stretch from Alabama to Quebec.
A giant core of rock centered on the Hudson Bay
A boundary that marks the place where the higher land of the Piedmont drops to the lower Atlantic Coastal Plain.
a high point or ridge that determines the direction in which rivers flow.
the source of a river
smaller rivers or streams that connect with larger rivers
One of North America's largest rivers - it flows from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico
Glacial lakes in the northern central area of the United States
Coal, petroleum, and natural gas. These are nonrenewable resources used for energy
places for catching fish and other sea animals. The Grand Banks is one of the world's richest.
Wetlands and swamps located in Florida that shelter a variety of vegetation and wildlife
ocean storms hundreds of miles wide with winds of 74 miles per hour or more
The lowest and hottest place in the United States.
Mediterranean scrub vegetation found in southern California.
the center of the North American continent - it has a humid continental climate with very cold winters and hot summers.
naturally treeless expanses of grasses, spread across the Great Plains
Violent spring and summer thunderstorms that often can spawn tornadoes.
the elevation above which trees cannot grow, area in which only lichens and mosses can grow
A warm, dry wind that blows in spring down the eastern slopes of the Rockies, melting the snow
Winter storms that include winds over 35 miles per hour, heavy snow, and low visibility
Great Salt Lake
Naturally salty lake in Utah because there is no output for the water.
Large lake located in Florida.