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15 Cards in this Set

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Land forms are -
physical features on Earth's surface such as plains, mountains, and valleys.
What region extends across most of the center of the United States?
the Interior Plains
Which statement is NOT true?
oceans connect the U.S. to other countries - there is an unlimited supply of fresh water - fresh water is important for wildlife - lakes and rivers provide transportation
there is an unlimited supply of fresh water
Which pair of terms refers to rivers?
piedmont and current - tide and gulf - sound and lake - tributary and drainage basin
tributary and drainage basin
Which river forms part of the border between the United States and Mexico?
the Rio Grande
Because the western United States is much more mountainous than the eastern United States -
the climate varies more from place to place.
What four main vegetation regions cover most of the United States?
forest, grassland ,desert, and tundra
The difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources is -
renewable resources can soon be made again by nature or people.
Two factors that influence land use are -
landforms and climate
Most of the large cities in the United States are -
near water or on major transportation routes.
plant life that grows naturally in a place
a group of connected mountains
mountain range
a large city and its surrounding suburbs
metropolitan area
the use of canals, ditches, or pipes to bring water to dry areas
the regular rise and fall of the ocean and bodies of water connected to it