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18 Cards in this Set

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What is a landform?
Physical features on the Earth’s surface
Which region extends across the middle of the United States?
Interior Plains
Which type of water body connects the United States to other countries?
What type of water is important for wildlife as well as for people and farming?
Fresh Water
Do we have a limited or unlimited supply of freshwater?
What types of water bodies provide transportation routes within the United States?
Lakes and Rivers
What two vocabulary words refer to rivers? What are their definitions?
Tributary & Drainage Basin
Tributary: a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
Drainage Basin: land drained by a river system
What function does the Rio Grande serve between the United States and Mexico?
The Rio Grande forms part of the border between the United States and Mexico
How do the mountains in the western United States affect that areas climate?
The climate varies more from place to place
What are the four main vegetation regions of the United States?
Forest, grassland, desert, and tundra
What is the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources?
Renewable resources can soon be made again by nature or by people
What two factors influence land use?
Landforms and climate
Where are most of the larger cities in the United States found?
Near water or on major transportation routes
What is the definition of irrigation?
The use of canals, ditches, or pipes to bring water to dry areas
What is the definition of mountain range?
A group of connected mountains
What is the definition of tide?
The regular rise and fall of the ocean and bodies of water connected to it
What is the definition of vegetation?
Plant life that grows naturally in a place
What is the definition of metropolitan area?
A large city and its surrounding suburbs