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Glossary of Geography Chapter 5

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High Level surfaces on the face of the earth
Plateaus
North America's oldest mountains
Appalachian
Western U.S- natural elevations
mesas
Region of low rolling hills and the atlantic coastal plain leads to the atlantic ocean
Piedmont
A line that seperated rivers that flow toware opposite ends of a continent
continental divide
Water source of a river
Headwater
A brooke,. river or stream that feeds into a river
tributary
Largest river in the us and canada
mississippi river
Two canadian lakes that were formed as a rresult of the ice age
Great bear lake and Great slave Lake
Canadas freshwater fishing industry is centered in the area of the
Great Lakes
a tropical rainforest climate found 2400 miles away from the us mainland ib on the island of_____
Hawaii
The lowest point in the U.S
Death Valley
Winds, ocean currents, and mountain on the pacific coast create this
Marine Cloast Climate
Higher parts of the rocky mountains and pacific ranges have_______climate
highland
Snowstorms with winds 35 mph or higher
Blizzard
A tornado with a swirling column of air up to 300 mph
Tornado
Warm winds blowing down the slopes of the rockies in winter and early spring
chinook
Pacific hurricanes that threaten hawaii every year
Typhoon
Elevatio above which trees cannot grow
timberline
The great plains of the us used to be a treeless expanse of grasses or
A Prairie region

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