Presentation on theme: "Landforms Andes Mountains: South America – Home of the Incas, 20,000 ft. above sea level Sierra Madre Mts: Mexico & Central – Ring of Fire, pg. 203 Llanos-"— Presentation transcript:
Landforms Andes Mountains: South America – Home of the Incas, 20,000 ft. above sea level Sierra Madre Mts: Mexico & Central – Ring of Fire, pg. 203 Llanos- Colombia & Venezuela; grassy, treeless plains, herding animals, farms Cerrado- Brazil; savannas, flat, farms Pampas- Argentina & Uruguay; grasslands, rich soil
Landforms Orinoco River- Venezuela Amazon River- 4,000 miles Parana River- Brazil; 3,000 miles Rio Grande- Border of Mexico and U.S. Greater Antilles- Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico Lesser Antilles- smaller islands
Panama Canal- Allows ships to travel between Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Natural Resources Oil Reserves- pg. 206 Natural Gas- mountain valleys, gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea Orinoco’s River in Venezuela rich in gold Mexico and Peru known for silver Colombia- emeralds Chile- World’s largest exporter of copper
Elevation and Climate, pg. 208 Tierra Helada- less than 20 degrees, snowy frozen land Tierra fria- 55-65 degrees, spaced evergreen, dense shrub Tierra templada- 65 to 75 degrees, broad leaf evergreen, needle-bearing evergreen Tierra calinete- 75 to 80 degrees, Coastal areas and foothills with some trees
Tropical Wet Dominates most of the Region High Temps, abundant rainfall year round World’s wettest tropical plain Flooding Canopy- dense layer of leaves More plants and animals per square mile than anywhere on Earth
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