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Chapter 18- Am Gov
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hot and dry all year with very little rain
warm all year with dry summers and short, rainy winters
polar ice cap (climate)
very cold all year
arid region with few plants
ice cap (vegetation)
permanent ice and snow; no plant life
states in the middle of the U.S that grow corn/ very important to economic activity. Human feature.
states in Southern U.S. Warm, Sunny. Climate is different than other regions. Physical feature.
how are regions defined?
human and physical features
an area with one or more features that distinguish it from other areas
comes from moving water. dame and turbines equal electricity.
underground = nuclear power
oil, coal, natural gas = underground resources
determines the economic activity of an area. (ocean = fishing) useful items found in nature (wood, coal, oil)
the way people use the land they live on to survive and live:
mountain range, plain, basin, gulf, bay, canon, plateau, delta, lake, river, peninsula, strait, isthmus
can show pattern of land use, the way people produce, buy, and sell goods.
tells how crowded a place is. Formula = number of people divided by the unit land area they are in
Effect = tells us about how people live city vs country crowded vs spread out
location on earth
effects vegetation zones and climate.
vegetation zones = an empty polar ice cap is far away from the equator vs a big leaf evergreen forest that is near the equator
climate = closet to the equator means more direct rays year round which is a hot climate
What factors into into the vegetation zones?
climate, altitude, and sunlight levels
dividing where different plants grow based on the factors
dry and long periods without water which means lots of cacti
treeless plain with small grasses, mosses, and scrubs adapted to cold climate.
plants adapt to the environment they are in
altitude or how high things are. It is measured again sea level. Higher altitude equals mountains which equals a colder climate
earth is divided into zones with similar patterns of temperature and precipitation (rain, snow, moisture)
shows the pattern of temperature and precipitation
long term patterns in weather
physical feature maps
show the shapes of features as seen from above
how are maps shown?
usually with colors and shapes.
rivers, lakes, bays, straits
map title and legend
define the theme of the map
human effect on earth/ life
physical features. Landforms: mountains, plains, plateaus and climate.
a map that shows a particular theme or topic
tropical wet and dry
hot all year with rainy and dry seasons
a more moderate climate area
a elevated piece of land that it flat
a narrow passage of water between two lands
a concave piece of land
water moving from one place to another place
a body of water connected to a lake or ocean
a part of the sea or ocean enclosed by land
a large body of water completely surrounded by land
a flat area
a group of mountains
where water flows into the river or ocean
a piece of lad surrounded by 3 sides of water
a narrow piece of land connecting two pieces of land
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