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Megan Carter Geo 121 – Earth’s Physical Environment Dr. Mary Henry March 24, 2010 Mount Hood is a landform found in northern Oregon, but this particular photo is taken from Portland, Oregon. Because Mount Hood is a volcano the surrounding land’s top rock layer would most likely be igneous rock, formed from past eruptions. Snow is seen on this side of Mt. Hood, suggesting that there may possibly be a rain shadow effect on the other side of the mountain. The snow at the top of the mountain shows the results of high elevation on the temperature and type of precipitation. The topography moves form being relatively flat at the front, to rolling hills, and finally builds to Mt. Hood in the background. The clouds seem to be
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Unformatted text preview: altostratus clouds because they are flatter, ‘middle’ clouds, with darker spots. In the front of the photo there is a body of water, probably a river because the nutrients being carried from upstream seem to be feeding and attracting a large amount of deciduous trees and shrubs along the waterline. Further back through the photo more evergreen trees are found. The river doesn’t seem to be large enough to really affect the temperature in the surrounding area. According to the Köppen classification system, Oregon is probably mid-latitude mild Mediterranean because the summer is relatively dry, the winters are mild, and that area receives moderate precipitation....
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