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Regions of the United States Ch1 lessons 1 & 2
Terms in this set (41)
Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, West
five regions of the United States
an area in which places share similar characteristics
a natural feature on Earth's surface
a very high landform, often with steep sides
a large area of mostly flat land that is often covered with grass
an area that gets very little rainfall
a deep valley with steep, rocky walls
a large, flat, raised area of land
a line or natural feature that divides one area from another or one state from another
the level of the ocean's surface
Dead Sea in Israel
the lowest point in the world
Death Valley in California
the lowest point in the United States
the condition of the air at a certain time and place
the weather of a place averaged over a long period of time
the amount of rain or snow that falls
how warm or cold a place is
the amount of moisture in the air
the imaginary line that circles the Earth halfway between the North and South Poles
how high a place is above sea level
usually very warm all year
the coldest climate--found around the North and South Poles
a climate with short summers--found close to the North Pole
moderate in temperature, neither very hot nor very cold--found between the tropical and subarctic climate zones
smaller maps that are related to the main map
contains part of the oldest mountain range in the country - the Appalachian Mountains.
where the Appalachian Mountains gradually flatten eastward into the Atlantic Coastal Plain
The world's largest know cave system in the Southeast Region.
Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
has flat, grassy plains and large areas of forest.
Midwest Region (hint: Michigan)
Four of the five Great Lakes (Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior) border parts of this region.
has only four states in it, and is home to deserts and canyons.
is a region of extremes. Example: Highest and lowest landforms, highest and lowest temperatures.
has the highest and lowest temperatures in the US.
has the highest and lowest landforms in the US.
has fertile, green valleys
includes Alaska and Hawaii
Five types of landforms
mountains, plains, deserts, canyons and plateaus.
legal borders with exact measurements around each state, set by the government.
are not set by any rule or law.
are based on the major landforms of the area.
Two major factors of weather and climate
precipitation and temperature
distance from equator
closeness to large body of water (ocean)
What three factors effect the climate?
1. Energy from sun changes water into gas (water vapor)
2. Air cools water vapor forms small droplets (clouds)
3. In the cloud droplets join together and grow
4. Big drops fall to the ground as precipitation (rain or snow)
5. Rain falls into rivers and streams, back to lakes and ocean
6. The cycle begins again.
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