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The Appalachian Region

By: Cathy, Gillian and Tiffany Block C

Cathy Cheong

on 3 October 2013

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Transcript of The Appalachian Region

Some of the Appalachian mountains are about 300,000,000 years old.
The Appalachian Mountains form a belt that is almost 2,000 miles, or 3,200 kilometers, long.

The Appalachian Region
Formation Process
Vegetation/Natural Regions
Works Cited
Cathy Cheong, Tiffany Chiu, Gillian Cobb, Block C
The Appalachian Region help form a natural barrier that held off early settlers until the colonies united and had the strength to form a nation.
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The Appalachian Regions are much older than the Rocky Mountains.
(The Rocky Mountains)
(Map of the Appalachian Region)
Human Activity
Climate is affected two currents
The meeting of the Gulf Stream and Labrador currents provide great breeding ground for fish
Receives a lot of precipitation
Higher mountain slopes have tundra/arctic climate
Has a wet and cool climate
Mountains were originally formed by collisions of tectonic plates
Rock layers gradually covered the heavy forest and vegetation and the land became a large coal deposit
Non metallic minerals also found in rock layers
consisted of different mountain ranges
Erosion eroded the tall peaks away
Rocks in Appalachian Mountains show belts of folded sedimentary rocks, volcanic rocks and slivers of the ancient ocean floor
Mainly consist of coniferous forest
Trees are very tall due to wet and mild climate
Mixed forests have softwood trees and more fertile soil
Coal/mineral deposits, fishing, and farmland allowed for many communities to form along the coast and in the river valleys
Logging and clearing of land in forests
Abundance of water, but water quality is declining
Nearby animals' flesh concentrated with toxins (causing health risks)
Ports in natural harbours established links to trade and shipping industries
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