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The continent of Europe consists mainly of islands and _______________________________.
peninsula
__________________________ is located on the Jutland Peninsula
Denmark
What are the primary climates of the Scandinavian Peninsula?
Tundra and Subarctic
What important resources are located beneath the North Sea?
oil and natural gas
vegetable matter usually composed of mosses that is burned for fuel
peat
The Thames River is an important waterway in _________________________________.
England
soil often permanently frozen below the surface
permafrost
What are fjords and where are the located?
deep valleys along the coastline cut by glaciers
The __________________________ and the ___________________________ are warm water
currents that flow toward western Europe.
Gulf stream; north Atlantic rift
What waterway separates the Iberian Peninsula (Spain) from Africa?
Gibultor
Greece is located on the _________________________ peninsula.
Balkan
How does Europe rank among the continents in size?
smallest
What are the two main islands of the British Isles?
Great Britain and Ireland
Where is most of the Mediterranean climate located in Europe?
southern Europe
high, dry winds from North Africa which may bring high temperatures to the region
siroccos
What mountain range separates the Iberian Peninsula from the rest of Europe?
Pyrenees Mountains
The Danube River flows from Germany to the ___________________________.
Black Sea
land reclaimed from the sea that is used for farmland
polders
mass of ice, snow or rock sliding down a mountain
avalanche
What is the highest peak in the Alps and how high is it?
Mt. Blanc
dry winds that blow down mountains
foehns
a strong, north wind from the Alps that bring cold air to southern France
mistral
a type of vegetation made up of dense forests of shrubs and short trees
Chapparal