Geography landform regions

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Geography landform regions
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  1. Canadian shield (shield)
    • description:
    • -oldest rocks
    • -relatively flat
    • -thousands of lakes
    • -saucer shaped

    • rock type:
    • -igneous
    • -metamorphic

    • formation:
    • -volcanism
    • -folding and faulting
    • -water, wind and glacial erosion

    • human activities:
    • -mining of minerals
    • -recreation
    • -forestry
  2. Interior plains (lowland)
    • description:
    • -3 levels separated by an escarpment
    • -rolling hills, deeply cut river valleys

    • rock type:
    • -sedimentary

    • formation:
    • -differential erosion (escarpments)
    • -deposition of eroded sediments by glaciers

    • human activities:
    • -oil and natural gas
    • -potash mining
    • -wheat/grain farming
    • -cattle ranching
  3. Great lakes - st. lawrence (lowland)
    • description:
    • -flat plains
    • -glacial hills
    • -wide river valleys
    • -great lakes
    • -st. lawrence river (rift valley)

    • rock type:
    • -sedimentary

    • formation:
    • -glacial deposition
    • -differential erosion (niagara escarpment)
    • -faulting (st. lawrence river)

    • human activities:
    • -agriculture
    • -urbanization
    • -manufacturing
  4. Hudson bay/arctic (lowland)
    • description:
    • -hudson: flat, low and swampy
    • -Arctic: islands, gently rolling

    • rock type:
    • -sedimentary

    • formation:
    • -deposition of sediments eroded from the shield

    • human activities:
    • -oil and natural gas exploration and drilling
  5. Appalachian mountains (highland)
    • description:
    • -oldest highlands
    • -rounded mountains
    • -rolling hills
    • -wide U-shaped glacial valleys
    • -long, deep inlets along the (fjords)

    • rock type:
    • -sedimentary with some igneous and metamorphic

    • formation:
    • -deposition of sediments
    • -volcanism, folding and faulting
    • -water, wind and glacial erosion

    • human activities:
    • -agriculture
    • -fishing
    • -mining
    • -forestry
  6. Western Cordillera
    • description:
    • -3 major mountain ranges from west to east (coastal, columbia, rocky mountains)

    • rock type:
    • -rocky and columbia (sedimentary and metamorphic)
    • -coastal (igneous and metamorphic)

    • formation:
    • -rocky (folding and faulting)
    • -columbia and coastal(volcanic activity)

    • human activities:
    • -mining
    • -forestry
    • -agriculture
  7. Innuitian Mountains
    • description:
    • -barren, rocky, ice covered mountains

    • rock type:
    • -sedimentary with some igneous and metamorphic

    • formation:
    • -folding and faulting

    • human activities:
    • -none
  8. landform regions

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