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Rocky Mountains

extend over 3000 miles from New Mexico to Alaska.

Pacific Range

Consist of Sierra Nevada, Cascade Range, Coast Range and Alaska Range. Mt Denali highest peak USA

Glacier National Park

located on the border btw Alaska and British Columbia

Dry Basins and Plateaus

lie btw Rocky Mts and west coast formed by lava seeping through cracks in earths crust

Appalachian Mts

extend 1,500 miles from Alabama to Canada, oldest mountain range in North America, formed tectonic activity, eroded by water and ice

Large expanse of latitude

due to this US and Canada experience a wide range of climate and vegetation

Humid-subtropical

Southeast Rainy with long muggy summers and mild winters experience hurricanes

Humid Continental

Great Plains cold winters, hot summers. Experience supercells-violent thunderstorms and tornados

Semi-arid

Btw Great Plains and West coast and Southwest. created by rain shadow effect of the Mountains to the west.

Sub-arctic Tundra and ice cap zones

Alaska and large parts of Canada cold winters, short summers and coniferous forests. Moose, black bears, beavers wolves etc...

Great Plains

Interior of US flat-lands extend from Rockies to the Appalachians 300-700 miles

Hawaiian Islands

formed when magma erupted from hot spots the oceans floor

Canadian Shield

along the Eastern edge of interior lowland in Canada giant core of rock carved out by glaciers

Mississippi River

2350 miles from its headwaters in Minnesota to the Golf of Mexico

St Lawrence River

Cannandian river 760 miles from Lake Ontario to the Golf of St. Lawrence in the Atlantic