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North America The Continent Series

North America The Continent Series

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Satellite View

Satellite View

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Longitude / Latitude

Longitude / Latitude

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Unique features

Unique features

Highest peak is Denali, Alaska

Rugby, North Dakota

center point of

North America

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North Americas Size

North Americas Size

4.8% of the earths surface

3rd largest continent

4th largest in population

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Bodies of water

Bodies of water

Columbia River

Colorado River

Rio Grande

Missouri River - longest

Mississippi River

Ohio River

Missouri/Mississippi River is

3,879 miles long

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Climate

Climate

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Coniferous Forests

Coniferous Forests

Upper area of North America

Pines, fir and spruce trees, produce cones which contains the seeds

Tall mountains have supported tree growth

Cold and stormy in the winter

Lightening storms in the summer

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Deciduous Forest

Deciduous Forest

They are found 0 - 50 degrees north latitude

Former glaciers from New England to Indiana

Moderate climate, 4 seasons and they get 2 - 4 feet of rain per year

Trees are oaks, maples, beeches, hickories and ashes

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Mediterranean Region

Mediterranean Region

Hot, dry summers, mild, wet winters

Only found in 5 places on Earth

California, Northern Baja, California

Basin of the Mediterranean Sea

Southwestern Australia

Western cape of South Africa

Central Cost of Chile

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Rainforest

Rainforest

North America contains the largest continuous area of costal temperate rainforest in the world

Oregon to Alaska

350 species of animals

25 tree species

55 inches of rainfall p/y

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Grassland

Grassland

2-35 inches of rainfall p/y

Summer temperatures 100F

Winter temperatures 0F

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Tundra

Tundra

55 to 70 North

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