GEOG 1001 March12

GEOG 1001 March12 - GEOG 1001 North America March 12, 2010...

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GEOG 1001 March 12, 2010 North America Regions of N.A.: Gulf Atlantic Coastal Plain South N.Y. to Texas Farmland Site of early European settlement Piedmont, Appalachians Rugged terrain Less densely settled The Fall line Marks the area where the upland regions meets the coastal plain Major Eastern cities Trenton, N.J., Philadelphia, Washington D.C. Interior Lowlands Largest landform region Good soils Gentle slopes for farming Rocky Mountains Running from Alaska to northern New Mexico High mountains Mineral riches Pacific mountains and Valleys Active volcanoes Earthquakes Good farming Environmental Geography: Water- U.S. is the 3 rd largest consumer of water in the world Ogallala Aquifer Groundwater created during last ice age Dropped 100 feet in 50 years Irrigates 20% U.S. cropland Western Kansas Corn Cattle Needs water, because dry so taps into aquifer Arkansas River- water irrigated Colorado River
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