Geo 349 #3 - Geo 349 #3 The North European Plan Major...

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Geo 349 #3 The North European Plan Major Landform Zones - Europe’s “heart” – greatest density of population - Age (65 – 245 million years), relatively young part of Europe - Topography in the West – varies quite a bit, elevation ranges - Topography in the East – elevation caused by lots of bending and warping of rock underneath - Vegetation – used to be heavily forested with deciduous trees and as you enter the East carnivorous forest - Drainage – drained by large, free flowing rivers from Alps and Central Uplands - Resources – the North European Plain’s main resource is agriculture (but it varies from spot to spot) - The crest of the slopes are called cuestas - In the middle of England there is an area called the Salisbury Plain with various gentle slopes and then dramatic drops on the other side - In the East, the geography is determined by what is left over from the glaciers, ex: Baltic Heights - Outwash plains are formed from melt water (not attractive) - Highwinds from glacier carry material until it hits the Harrisinan Uplands and
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2011 for the course GEOG 349 taught by Professor Oestegren during the Fall '07 term at Wisconsin.

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Geo 349 #3 - Geo 349 #3 The North European Plan Major...

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