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The Southern Coastlands climate is best described as:
Warm and humid
Places in the Southern Coaslands east of Houston generally receive how much rain per year?
50 or more inches
Florida produces more oranges than CA
after oranges, what is the most important citrus crop for florida?
which crop is only grown in the southern coastlands and hawaii?
which of the following states in the southern coastlands produces the most rice?
what percentage of Floridas population is over 60?
which is not a common hazard in the southern coastlands?
The Vieux Carre can be found in what city?
what two states in the sourthern coastlands are part of the top three oil producers in the county?
louisiana and Texas
which area of the continent's interior plains as the highest carrying capacity?
longitudinal differences in precipitation do NOT affect the interior plains
what was the landscape of Ohio, Indiana, and lower Michigan before the settlers arrived?
mixed hardwood forests.
the prairie wedge can be found in which state?
the average precipitation amount in the interior plains is about ___ inches of precipitation per year
throughout the interior plains, the last killing-forst generally comes in
the interior plains have a maritime climate
a lacustrine plain refers to
a former lake bed
karst formations are associated with what type of rock?
elevation across the great plains
increases as you move westward
the black hills are found primarily in what state?
omst precipitation in the great plains is caused by
the mixture of northern and southern air masses
Major droughts in the great plains have historicall occured roughly once every ___ years
north dakota has the most tornados of any great plains state
most early Euro-American settlements in the great plains were located where?
when was barbed wire invented?
sidewalk farmers refer to:
farmers who live in town but have farms outside of town
most canadian wheat passes through what city?
the interio rplains are flat because they did not experience glaciation
the primary crop in Alberta is:
most of the population of the empty interior are of what origin
if two glaciers form in parallel balleys, a narrow, jagged ridge line forms with small peaks called
which canyon is deeper
snake river canyon
the largest lake in the empty interior during the plestocene was
today the bison population in the empty interior is about
how much NV land is controlled by the US govt?
which US president created the US forest service?
which of the following was the worlds first national park?
which government agency controls the most land in the empty interior?
Bureau of Land Management
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (mormon) was founded in what state?
Which group is not traditionally part of the southwest's 'tricultura' development?
roughly what percentage of the southwests population is native american?
the largest native american trive in the four corners region is the
spanish settlements predate anglo exploration of the southwest by about 200 years
what year was santa fe founded?
the term 'presidio' refers to a
what percentage of CA population is hispanic?
you would expect to find the term Tejanos used most commonly in what state?
the bracero program was related to what
seasonal mexican workers
foreign-owned factories along the mexican border
california has the highest and lowest elecations in the coterminous united states
the summits of mountains in the coast ranges are generally between
in 1906 a devastating earthquake struck which california city?
the sierra nevada are fault-block mountains
which part of california receives the most moisture?
the central valley receives ____ precipitation than the california coast
the world's tallest trees are
redwoods (although, technically, redwoods are sequoias, and sequoias make up most of the tallest species of tree).
when did spanish explorers first reach california?
ranchos refer to
the gold rush in the sierra nevadas began in what year?
what city benefited most from the gold rush?
california is the leading u.s. state in terms of the total market value of its agricultural products
what has caused the greatest demand for water in california
what percentage of precipitation in california is consumed by farms and cities in drier southern california
when was the metropolitan water district formed?
although commonly believed to be wet, the north pacific coast is actually fairly dry
the western slopes of the olympic mountains can receive rainfall in excess of 150 inches per year
winter rainfall is greater than summer rainfall throughout the north pacific coast
parts of the north pacific coast are semiarid
the highest peak in north america
juneau is connected to the rest of alaska by all but which of the following
the first european explorer to sail the oregon coast was
what does the term potlatch refer to
a native american ritual
the first europeans to settle the north pacific coast were
what transportation development opened up oregon and washington
the great northern railroad
which is not one of the three largest cities of the north pacific coast region
vancouver is canadas second largest city
vancouver is canada's busiest port
the boeing corporation is closely linked to what city
most of the north pacific coast's agricultural produce is for export rather than local consumption
the highest average january temperature in the northlands is about
the arctic circle is at what line of latitude
33.5 degrees north
much of the far northlands is semi-arid
The far northern arctic islands get twice as much snow per year as washington, DC
whats the maximum depth of permafrost
which word is synonymous with taiga
how think is the arctic ice pack
which group is the most recent of north america's pre-european population
nunavut was created out of what canadian providence
North West Territories
the hudson bay company was primarily interested in what product
most of hawaii's islands were formed by
gradual buildup of lava flows
how high are the tallest cliffs on molokai
honolulus record high temperature is only 31 C
honolulu is at approximately what latitude?
how much rain has honolulu receive in a single day
mount waialeale is the world's wettest spot, received an average of ____ inches of rain per year
in hawaii, the areas of highest precipitation also have the highest elevations
despite its location, hawaii has no unique bird species
the first european to visit hawaii was
after the 1820s, hawaii was the principal resupply point for what industry?