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Geography 10 17 11 Americas
Americas notes from 10/17/11
What is the term for when wind comes and takes off the top soil (overburn) by a glacier and leaves only basement rock?
Where in the Canadian Shield?
Northen Minnesota up into Canada
Where are most of the 25 stratgic minerals?
The Canadian Shield
What is the climate of the Canadian Shield?
How cold can it get in central canada?
40 degrees below
What state's slogan is the "land of 10,000 lakes"?
What geographical feature creates a lot of lakes?
in what region do the Eskimos live?
the Arctic Coastal Plain
Where in the Arctic Coastal Plain?
along the northen border of Canada
What kind of climate does the Arctic Coastal Plain have?
What climate is suprisingly milder than the continental subarctic?
how deep can sea ice freeze?
15 feet deep
why can sea ice only freeze 15 feet deep?
because of the salt in the water
What kind of food do the Eskimos typically live on?
When was oil discovered in teh Arctic Coastal Plain?
Where exactly was oil discovered in teh Arctic Coastal Plain?
the North Banks
What forest in tha Arctic Coastal Plain has a buttload of oil?
the Anwar Forest
How did people get to Middle and South America?
from Siberia to Alaska
acroess the Pacific Ocean
Where is the largest part of the land-bridge?
What are the two large mountain ranges in mexico?
Sierra Mandre Oriental
Sierra Mandre Occidental
what does Oriental mean?
What does Occedental mean?
What are the tallest mountains in all the Americas?
the Andes Mountains
since the Andes mountains are so young what does that mean?
they are very active
Where do they like to build cities in the Andes mountains?
How tall are the Andes Mountains?
a little over 22,000 feet