Flashcards in NY Geography Deck (16):
A very, large land mass
NY State is located on the continent of North America
North America is 1 of 7 continents
A natural feature on Earths surface like Mountains, islands
The Adirondack mountains are in Northern NY
A huge, slow moving sheet of ice that once covered earth.
These glaciers helped shape many of the hills, plains, lakes and rivers in NY
A flat, level land along a coast.
NYC is located near the ocean
Parts of the city are on the coastal plain, where the land is flat and level (Long Island)
The water, land, and air that surround us.
An area that has one or more features in common.
Is one half of Earths surface
An imaginary line that divides Earth into Northern and Southern Hemispheres
Another imaginary line that divides Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres
Is an area that rises above the nearby land
What effects did glaciers have on NY's landforms?
As glaciers move, they push rocks and soil, flattening the land.
As the climate grew warmer, the glaciers melted, and created new landforms such as valleys and islands.
What are NY's landforms?
Upland Region - Adirondack Mountains
Lowland Region - Erie-Ontario (fruit and vegetables and farms found here because the soil is rich in soil.
Plateau - Appalachian and Catskills
Coastal Plain - Staten Island and Long Island
Describe NY's location.
NY state is on the continent of North America and in the northeastern part of the US.
It is in the Northern and Western hemispheres.
The legend shows what the different symbols on the map mean.
Used to find main directions such as north, south, east or west.