6. Amazon Basin Landforms

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6. Amazon Basin Landforms

  1. 1. <ul><li>Level 2 Geography </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOW: </li></ul><ul><li>Get an atlas </li></ul><ul><li>What countries are within the Amazon Basin? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the longitude and latitude extremes of the Amazon Basin? </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is this showing?
  3. 3. Regions in the Amazon Basin <ul><li>Andes Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Fringe area </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Fringe area </li></ul><ul><li>Central region </li></ul><ul><li>Coastal area </li></ul>
  4. 4. Draw the map! - Add the Amazon, Madeira, Napo rivers
  5. 5. What can you see?
  6. 6. What can you see?
  7. 7. Andes Mountains Describe the location of the Andes mountains in relation to the Amazon Basin.
  8. 8. Andes Mountains <ul><li>What landforms would we expect? </li></ul><ul><li>V-shaped valleys </li></ul><ul><li>Scree slopes </li></ul><ul><li>Volcanic cones </li></ul><ul><li>Glacier </li></ul>
  9. 9. V-shaped valleys <ul><li>Locate and label the following v-shaped valleys: </li></ul><ul><li>Napo Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Find 3 other v-shaped valleys </li></ul>
  10. 10. Scree slopes Where would these occur?
  11. 11. Volcanic Cones <ul><li>Locate and label the following volcanoes: </li></ul><ul><li>Chimborazo - 6267 </li></ul><ul><li>Cotopaxi – 5897m </li></ul>Misti Volcano, Peru
  12. 12. Glaciers What evidence is there of glacial retreat in these photos? Where would these occur?
  13. 13. What evidence is there of glacial retreat in these photos?
  14. 14. Northern Fringe Describe the location of the northern fringe in relation to the Amazon Basin.
  15. 15. Northern Fringe <ul><li>What landforms would we expect? </li></ul><ul><li>Plateaus </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers </li></ul><ul><li>Waterfalls </li></ul><ul><li>Rapids </li></ul>
  16. 16. Guiana Highlands Mt Kukenan from Mt Roraima in Guiana Highland <ul><li>Locate and label the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Mt Corobo 1904m </li></ul><ul><li>Mt Marahuaca 2579m </li></ul><ul><li>Mt Roraima 2810m </li></ul><ul><li>Guiana highland </li></ul>
  17. 17. How do you think this was created?
  18. 18. Angel Falls is the worlds highest waterfall, located in Venezuela. The water falls down over 1000 meters. Waterfalls <ul><li>Locate and label the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Angel Falls </li></ul>
  19. 19. Rivers <ul><li>Locate and label the rivers which begin in the northern fringe. </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Rapids…
  21. 21. Southern Fringe Describe the location of the southern fringe in relation to the Amazon Basin.
  22. 22. Southern Fringe <ul><li>What landforms would we expect? </li></ul><ul><li>Plateaus </li></ul><ul><li>Rivers </li></ul>
  23. 23. Brazilian Highlands <ul><li>Locate and label the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Brazilian Highlands </li></ul>
  24. 24. Rivers <ul><li>Locate and label the rivers which begin in the southern fringe. </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Central Region Describe the location of the central region in relation to the Amazon Basin.
  26. 26. Central Region <ul><li>What landforms would we expect? </li></ul><ul><li>- Flood plain </li></ul><ul><li>Meandering river </li></ul>
  27. 27. Flood Plains Locate and label the flood plain
  28. 28. Meandering Rivers <ul><li>Locate and label the rivers which flow through the central region. </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>
  29. 29. Coastal Region Describe the location of the coastal region in relation to the Amazon Basin.
  30. 30. Coastal Region <ul><li>What landforms would we expect? </li></ul><ul><li>Flood plain </li></ul><ul><li>River delta </li></ul>
  31. 31. Flood Plains Locate and label the flood plain
  32. 32. River Delta Locate and label the river delta

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