world geography

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  1. dikes
    • large banks of earth and stone that hold back water
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  2. polders
    • after they build a dike they can reclaim the land that is no longer covered by water.
    • THESE RECLAIMED AREAS OF LAND 
    • ARE CALLED POLDERS
  3. GLACIATION
    • FORMING OF GLACIERS OVER THE PENINSULA
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  4. FJORDS
    • GLACIERS CARVED OUT LONG NARROW STEEP VALLEYS FILLED WITH WATER CALLED FJORDS
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  5. Loess
    • a fine rich wind borne soil which covers the
    • NORTH EUROPEAN PLAIN
    • MAJOR AGRICULTURAL REGION
  6. SIROCCO
    • BRINGS HIGH DRY WINDS FROM NORTHERN
    • AFRICA CHANGING THE SOUTHERN EUROPES MEDITERRANEAN COAST
    • TEMPERTURES  TO HOT HOT
  7. MISTRAL
    • STRONG NORTH WIND FROM THE ALPS
    • CAN MAKE THE TEMPERTURE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE  CHANGE TO BITTER COLD COLD 

     
  8. SIRROCO IS THE OPPOSITE OF MISTRAL
    SIRROCO IS
    MISTRAL IS
    SIRROCO HOT DRY WINDS FROM AFRICA

    MISTRAL IS COLD WINDS FROM THE ALPS
  9. CHAPPARAL
    • SHRUBS AND SMALL TREES THAT GROW WELL
    • IN THE HOT DRY SUMMERS
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  10. TIMBERLAND
    THE ELEVATION ABOVE WHICH TREES CANNOT GROW Image Upload
  11. FOEHNS
    • ALPS GENERALLY HAVE COLD TEMPERATURES BUT OCCASSIONALLY A DRY WIND CALLED
    • FOEHNS BLOWS DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINS
    • TRIGGERING AN AVALANCHE
  12. AVALANCHE
    USUALLY TRIGGERED BY A FOEHNS IT IS MASSIVE AMOUNT OF ICE, SNOW AND ROCK SLIDING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.
  13. PERMAFROST
    • TUNDRA AND SUBARTIC REGIONS HAVE 
    • PERMA (PERMANENTLY) FROST(FROZEN)
    • PERMAFROST PERMANENTLY FROZEN SOIL BELOW THE SURFACE
  14. WHY IS EUROPE A "PENINSULA OF PENINSULAS"
    • EUROPE IS A LARGE PENINSULA MADE UP OF SMALLER PENINSULAS.
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  15. WHAT GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF EUROPE IS MADE UP OF RICH FERTILE FARMLAND (LOESS)
    • NORTHERN EUROPEAN PLAIN
    • FROM SOUTHEASTERN ENGLAND AND WESTERN FRANCE TO POLAND, EUKRAINE, AND RUSSIA. 
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  16. EUROPES NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS HAVE SOME OF THE EARTH'S MOST ANCIENT ROCK FORMATIONS. THESE MOUNTAINS HAVE BEEN ROUNDED BY EROSION AND GLACIATION.  WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE MOUNTAIN RANGE
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  17. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTH EUROPEAN PLAIN BENEFITED FROM
    WEALTH OF RIVERS, FERTILE SOIL, AND WEALTH OF MATERIALS. TRUE OR FALSE 
    • TRUE
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  18. WHAT RIVER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT RIVER IN EUROPE.
    1. THE RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES CARRY MORE FREIGHT THAN ANY OTHER RIVER SYSTEM IN EUROPE
    2. PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE NORTH SEA FOR FIVE COUNTRIES.
    3. FOR CENTURIES IT HAS BEEN AN IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION ROUTE THRU EUROPE.
    4. STARTS WITH THE LETTER R AND THE REST OF THE WORD CAN KICK YOU IN THE H#$%$!
     
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  19. WHICH MAJOR FACTOR WILL NOT AFFECT THE CLIMATE OF EUROPE
    MOUNTAIN BARRIERS
    LATITUDE
    OCEAN CURRENTS
    ELEVATION
     
    ELEVATION

     
  20. THE POINT OF ELEVATION THAT TREES DO NOT GROW IS CALLED
    TIMBERLAND
  21. THE ___________ BRINGS HIGH DRY WIND FROM NORTH AFRICA TO SOUTHERN EUROPE
    SSIROCCO
Author:
cgavaghan
ID:
160010
Card Set:
world geography
Updated:
2012-06-25 17:31:05
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physical geography Europe
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