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Flashcards in NY Geography Deck (16):
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Continent

A very, large land mass

NY State is located on the continent of North America

North America is 1 of 7 continents

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Landform

A natural feature on Earths surface like Mountains, islands

The Adirondack mountains are in Northern NY

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Glacier

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

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Coastal Plain

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)

5

Environment

The water, land, and air that surround us.

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Region

An area that has one or more features in common.

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Hemisphere

Is one half of Earths surface

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Equator

An imaginary line that divides Earth into Northern and Southern Hemispheres

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Prime Meridian

Another imaginary line that divides Earth into Eastern and Western Hemispheres

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Plateau

Is an area that rises above the nearby land

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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.

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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

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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.

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Legend

The legend shows what the different symbols on the map mean.

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Compass Rose

Used to find main directions such as north, south, east or west.

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Map scale

To find the distance between locations