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Physical Geography of the United States I:Physiographic RegionsLecture OutlineIntroductionIn-Class Exercise: Physiographic/Landforms of the U.S.Physical Environment: Patterns & Processes of American Physiography/LandformsPhysiographicFeaturesPhysiographicRegionsSummary/ConclusionReadings: Chapter 2Introduction: The Physical EnvironmentImportance of the physical environmentwhy do we need to discuss this?Human/environment relationscreation oflandscapesRegional identitycultural significance (i.e. pride)Resourceseconomic issuesEnvironmental problems/issuessocial, economic & political consequencesPhysical diversitycontext for human activityPassive backdropInfluence of human activity (i.e. agriculture, mining, forestry, etc.)In-Class ExerciseWithout looking it up, where are the following key physical geographic features of the U.S.?The Mississippi RiverThe Rocky MountainsThe Appalachian MountainsMt. St. HelenSan Andreas Fault LinePacific OceanAtlantic OceanGulf of MexicoThe Great Lakes
Show more than the Mississippi River draw its connections.Physical Environment: Physiographic PatternsPhysiographic/Landform features & regionsPhysiographic regionsbased on surface landform features (geomorphology) andunderlying rock structure (geology)US4MAJORfeatures:1. Eastern coastal plateau; --US southeast

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Geography, Rocky Mountains, Physiographic regions of the world, Physiographic Processes, San Andreas Fault Line

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