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Us Geography

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Us Geography

  1. 1. US Geography BasicsThird largest country in the world. 1/2 the size of Russia. 1/3 the size of Africa. 1/2 the size of South America. 2 ½ times the size of Western Europe
  2. 2. Topography of the US
  3. 3. The Contour of the US
  4. 4. Topography ofthe Northeast
  5. 5. Topography of the Southeast
  6. 6. Topography of the Midwest
  7. 7. The Great Plains
  8. 8. Topography of the West
  9. 9. Bodies of Water GreatSalt Lake Chesapeake Bay Lake Okeechobee
  10. 10. Rivers Columbia R. Potomac R. Ohio R.Yukon R.
  11. 11. The Mississippi: America‟s Great River RoadThe “Big Muddy”.2,350 miles.Draining all or part of 31states & 2 Canadian provinces.Covers 40% of the U. S.
  12. 12. Great Salt Lake2000 square miles.10‟ – 28‟ deep.6 times saltier than the oceans.
  13. 13. Lake Okeechobee, FL
  14. 14. Mountains & Plateaus ^ Mt. Whitney ^ Pike’s Peak ^ Mt. McKinleyAlaskan Range
  15. 15. The Contour of the US
  16. 16. PlainsGreatBasin
  17. 17. The Great Plains
  18. 18. Plateaus
  19. 19. Cumberland Plateau & „Gap‟ AL, KY, TN, VA, WV 24,640 sq. mi. Natural passage [Gap] through the Cumberland Mts.
  20. 20. DesertsDeathValley Mohave Desert
  21. 21. Mohave Desert – 3,000‟
  22. 22. Death Valley, CA 3.3 million acres. 95% wilderness.
  23. 23. Completed Map Columbia R. Great Great Potomac R. Basin Salt Lake Chesapeake Bay ^ Mt. Whitney Ohio R. Death ^ Pike’s Peak Valley Mohave Desert LakeYukon R.Mt. McKinley ^ OkeechobeeAlaskan Range

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