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7 - North_America_Feb01_10 - North America: Climate Every...

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North America: Climate North America: Climate Every major type of  climate except tropical  wet Continental expanse –  enormous climate  variety (influence  movement of  airmasses) West coast: moderate  to heavy rains- moist  Pacific Ocean air  encounter coastal  mountain ranges Continental interior vs  coastal areas: -land  heats up and cools off  more rapidly than  water – effects on  temperature in the  summer and winter.
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North America: Landforms North America: Landforms Rocky mountain zone  of US and Canada –  through Alaska into  Mexico - Formed 200 million  years ago during the  breakup of the  Pangaea - The Pacific plate  pushed against the  North American Plate Appalachian Mountain  – stretches through  Maine to Georgia - Formed from the  collision of North  American Plate with  North Africa.  Central lowland: lies  between the rocky  mountain and  Appalachian mountain  ranges – created by  the deposition of  material eroded from  mountains 
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North America: Landforms North America: Landforms Great Lakes-     depression left by  glacial scouring as are  other small lakes and 
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