Texas History Chapter 2.2 The Physical Landscape of Texas
Why are we studying this? Texas varying climates influence nature and how people work and live.
Weather & Climate <ul><li>Climate —an area’s pattern of weather over a long period of time </li></ul>
Weather & Climate <ul><li>Factors affecting Texas climate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winds...
Weather & Climate <ul><li>Factors affecting Texas climate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gulf of Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
 
Rainfall in Texas <ul><li>The amount of precipitation increases from East    West </li></ul><ul><li>West Texas: 8-14 in/y...
Rainfall in Texas <ul><li>Drought —long period without rain </li></ul>
Severe Weather Tornadoes Hurricanes Blizzards
Texas Vegetation
Texas Vegetation <ul><li>Wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Led efforts to plant wildflowers along TX h...
Texas Vegetation Established the  National Wildlife Research Center in Austin
Texas Vegetation <ul><li>Center provides research info on native plants. </li></ul><ul><li>Planting flowers  prevents eros...
Texas Wildlife <ul><li>Vegetation of Texas provides a habitat to a variety of animals </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat —environme...
Texas Wildlife <ul><li>As the state’s environment has changed, the habitat of some animals can be destroyed </li></ul><ul>...
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  1. 1. Texas History Chapter 2.2 The Physical Landscape of Texas
  2. 2. Why are we studying this? Texas varying climates influence nature and how people work and live.
  3. 3. Weather & Climate <ul><li>Climate —an area’s pattern of weather over a long period of time </li></ul>
  4. 4. Weather & Climate <ul><li>Factors affecting Texas climate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Western Winds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Panhandle Winds </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Weather & Climate <ul><li>Factors affecting Texas climate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gulf of Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Humidity —the amount of moisture in the air </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elevation </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Rainfall in Texas <ul><li>The amount of precipitation increases from East  West </li></ul><ul><li>West Texas: 8-14 in/yr East Texas: 39-56 in/yr </li></ul><ul><li>East Texas receives more rain because it is closer to the Gulf Coast. </li></ul><ul><li>Panhandle receives snow </li></ul>
  7. 8. Rainfall in Texas <ul><li>Drought —long period without rain </li></ul>
  8. 9. Severe Weather Tornadoes Hurricanes Blizzards
  9. 10. Texas Vegetation
  10. 11. Texas Vegetation <ul><li>Wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Led efforts to plant wildflowers along TX highways </li></ul>Lady Bird Johnson
  11. 12. Texas Vegetation Established the National Wildlife Research Center in Austin
  12. 13. Texas Vegetation <ul><li>Center provides research info on native plants. </li></ul><ul><li>Planting flowers prevents erosion </li></ul><ul><li>Erosion —soil loss </li></ul>
  13. 14. Texas Wildlife <ul><li>Vegetation of Texas provides a habitat to a variety of animals </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat —environmental home of an animal </li></ul>
  14. 15. Texas Wildlife <ul><li>As the state’s environment has changed, the habitat of some animals can be destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>Extinct —to die out completely or disappear </li></ul>

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