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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TX History Ch 2.2

  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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