Lecture Notes for GEOG 17064 - GEOG US AND CANADA at Kent State (KSU)

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Material Type:Class Note
University:Kent State University
  • Prospectors
  • Complicated
  • The Oregon Trail
  • In/on/at a Place
  • Yellowstone
  • Several Times
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Variability
  • Precipitation
  • On the Ground
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US & Canada: Rocky Mountains (Ch.14) What states and provinces are part of the region? What regions does it border? Overview . Rugged . Scenic . Unpopulated Physical setting . Mostly mountainous with some peaks above 14,000 ft . Relatively new - Complicated history, uplifted several times . Regions - The Rocky Mountains themselves - The Wyoming Basin - The Rocky Mountain Trench - Inland British Columbia US Rocky Mountains . Generally run north-south - Uinta Mountains in Utah run east-west . Highest peaks in the southern Rockies - Highest: Mt Elbert, 14,433' . Lower peaks, more disorganize north . Sharp relief - "Front Range" rises up from Pla floor Canadian Rockies . Not as tall as US Rockies . Parallel Ridges SE- NW . Steep U-shaped valleys; waterfalls . Columbia Icefield - Alpine glaciers snake downward Rocky Mountain Trench . Line from Montana to Yukon . Wide valleys . Many rivers begin here Wyoming Basin . Significant gap in Rocky Mountains ...

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