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North America The Continent Series VMS Library 2008-2009
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Satellite View
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Longitude / Latitude
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Unique features Highest peak is Denali, Alaska Rugby, North Dakota center point of North America
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North America’s Size 4.8% of the earth’s surface
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Bodies of water Columbia River Colorado River Rio Grande Missouri River - longest Mississippi River Ohio River Missouri/Mississippi River is 3,879 miles long
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Climate
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Coniferous Forests Upper area of North America Pines, fir and spruce trees, produce cones which contains the seeds Tall mountains have supported tree growth Cold and stormy in the winter Lightening storms in the summer
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Deciduous Forest They are found 0 - 50° degrees north latitude Former glaciers from New England to Indiana Moderate climate, 4 seasons and they get 2 - 4 feet of rain per year Trees are oaks, maples, beeches, hickories and ashes
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Mediterranean Region Hot, dry summers, mild, wet winters Only found in 5 places on Earth
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course GEO 2200 taught by Professor Wolf during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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