Presentation on theme: "Section 1: Physical Features Section 2: Climates and Biomes"— Presentation transcript:
1 Section 1: Physical Features Section 2: Climates and Biomes CHAPTER 13Natural Environments of EuropeSection 1: Physical FeaturesSection 2: Climates and BiomesSection 3: Natural Resources
2 Question: What are the major bodies of water in Europe? SECTION 1Physical FeaturesQuestion:What are the major bodies of water in Europe?
3 Europe’s Major Bodies of Water SECTION 1Physical FeaturesSeasNorth Sea, Baltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black SeaRiversRhine, Danube, Guadalquivir, Elbe, Seine, ThamesEurope’s Major Bodies of WaterOceansArctic Ocean, Atlantic OceanStraitsBosporus, Gibraltar, English Channel
4 SECTION 2Climates and BiomesQuestion:What are the locations, plants, and animals of Europe’s biomes?
5 Mediterranean scrub forest SECTION 2Climates and BiomesTemperate forestMediterranean scrub forestBoreal forestTundra• covers most of Europe• ash, beech, maple, oak trees• badgers, deer, many birds• southern Europe• small trees, shrubs, drought-resistant plants• wild boars, wild sheep• northern and central Europe• spruce, pine, fir trees• far northern Europe• treeless, frozen ground most of the year• migratory birds, reindeer, foxes
6 SECTION 3Natural ResourcesQuestion:What resources are found in each of Europe’s physical regions?
7 Northern European Plain Alpine mountain system SECTION 3Natural ResourcesNorthwest Highlandscoal, oil, natural gas, iron ore, hydroelectricity, nuclear powerNorthern European Plainfertile soils, coal, natural gas, nuclear powerEurope’s Natural and Energy ResourcesCentral Uplandsfertile soils, coal, nuclear powerAlpine mountain systemhydroelectricity, marble, lead, zinc, other metals
8 Chapter Wrap-Up CHAPTER 13 1. How have tectonic processes shaped the physical environment of Europe?2. Where can you find glacially scoured landscapes in Europe? What are these landscapes like?3. What are Europe’s three major climate types?4. Which biome do large parts of northern and central Europe have? How have people affected it?5. Where are Europe’s best fisheries located?