12 - Europe

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Landforms, resources, climate, and human-environment interaction in Europe.

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12 - Europe

  1. 1. Europe: The Basics
  2. 2. Peninsulas • Europe is one big peninsulas that has a lot of smaller peninsulas. Here are a few of them.
  3. 3. Scandinavian Peninsula.
  4. 4. • The Scandinavian Peninsula has a bunch fjords in them that ancient glaciers carved out.
  5. 5. • Jutland Peninsula
  6. 6. • Iberian Peninsula
  7. 7. • Italian Peninsula
  8. 8. • Balkan Peninsula
  9. 9. Mountains • There are several mountain chains in Europe.
  10. 10. • The most prominent chain is the Alps, which go across France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland.
  11. 11. • The Apennines run down the Italian Peninsula
  12. 12. • The Balkan Mountains
  13. 13. General uplands • Hills, low mountains, and plateaus. • Several, such as the Scottish Highlands, the Meseta in Spain and the Massif Central in France.
  14. 14. Rivers • A big one is the Danube.
  15. 15. • The Rhine
  16. 16. Climate
  17. 17. • Europe is kept relatively warm due to wind and ocean currents bringing warmer tropical air north. • This is the North Atlantic Drift.
  18. 18. • Mountain ranges tend to block some of the cold, dry winds from the north from affecting the Mediterranean region, but some parts without mountain cover still get it. • The mistral wind is an example. • Sometimes they also get the sirocco wind, a warm, dray wind sweeping in from North Africa.
  19. 19. Human-Environment Interaction Polders • These are areas in the Netherlands that were reclaimed from the sea.
  20. 20. This is mainly done in the Netherlands
  21. 21. • The dikes are earthen dams that help hold back the sea from the Netherlands generally. • There also terpen, which are high areas people can go to in case of flooding.

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