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The Rocky Mountains

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Hannah Tohid

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Topography
The Rocky Mountains
How The Rocky
Mountains were formed
The Rocky Mountains started to form during the Laramide Orogeny.
The mountains formed from the Pacific Plate being subducted under the North American Plate.
Fauna of The
Rocky Mountains
Flora of the
Rocky Mountains
Some plants and trees in the Rockies are:
By: Hannah Tohid
The Rocky Mountains stretch over 4000 kilometers from Alaska all the way to New Mexico in America
The area of the Rocky Mountains is 991,691 square kilometres
The elevation of the Mountains are 4,401 metres
They have many mountains and peaks that are steep and rugged
The Southern Rockies is inside of Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah. The Southern Rockies have the highest elevation out of all the sections, with an elevation of 14,440 ft/4,395 metres
The Middle Rockies are inside
of north-east Utah and west Wyoming and have an elevation of 13,785 ft/4,202 metres
Mount Elbert is located in the Southern Rockies and it is the mountain with the highest elevation in the Rockies
Gannett Peak is in the Middle Rockies
The Northern Rockies have an elevation of
12,655 ft/3,857 metres and is located inside of north-east Washington, north and central Idaho, north west Wyoming, and west Montana
Borah Peak is located in the Northern Rockies
The Rocky Mountains system of Canada has an elevation of 12,972 ft/3,954 metres and is located in Yukon, British Columbia, and Alberta
The Brooks Range is located in Alaska with an elevation of 12,972 ft/2,750 metres
Mount Robson is Located in the Rocky Mountain system of Canada
Mount Chamberlin is located in the Brooks Range
The Rocky Mountains are divided into 5 sections
Animals in the Rockies are:
Moose
Elks
Grizzly
Bears
Black
Bears
Coyotes
Mountain
Goats
Bighorn
Sheeps
Snowshoe Hares
Pine Martins
Mule Deers
Pikas
Cougars
White
Tailed
Deers
Porcupine
The Plates pushed together causing them to thrust up forming the mountains.
White Spruce Tree
Rocky
Mountain
Juniper
Tree
Red Maple Tree
Arnica Flower
Harebell Flower
Some History of The Rocky Mountains
European Explorers such as Francisco Vasquez de Coronado started exploring the mountains in the 1500's
The explorers would trade with the Native groups that lived around the area and would set traps to catch animals for fur
In 1793, Sir Alexander Mackenzie was the first European to cross the Rocky Mountains
The first scientific exploration of the Rockies was in 1804-1806 during the Lewis and Clark expedition to study and learn about the certain areas
Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Climate of the Rocky Mountains
Summers are usually dry and warm but they also have a chance of rain and thunderstorms occurring
Winters are very wet and cold
The higher the elevation, the heavier the precipitation
Facts About The
Rocky Mountains
There are 4 national parks inside of the Rocky Mountains
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Glacier National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
The Rockies are made up of 3 types of rocks
-Igneous rocks
-Sedimentary rocks
-Metamorphic rocks
The Rockies are abundant in resources such as copper, gold, coal, wood, and natural gas
The main job industries around the Rockies are agriculture and forestry
People visit the Rocky Mountains to:
-Hunt
-Fish
-Ski and Snowboard
-Camp
Quiz Time!
Let's see if you were actually paying attention...
1) Which mountain is the highest out of the Rocky Mountains?

2) Name 3 animals that are habitants of the Rockies

3) What are the 3 kinds of rocks the Rockies are made of?
The long list of websites of where I got my pictures from:
http://ibackpackcanada.com/things-to-do-in-rocky-mountains/
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http://www.gtcreations.com/trips/wyoming/
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http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2625
http://www.wildnatureimages.com/Grizzly_Bear_Cubs.htm
http://commons.bcit.ca/broadcastnews/2013/10/02/bcs-first-pole-bear/
http://home.comcast.net/~lang.dennis/photos/2013-coyote/index.html
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http://www.natgeocreative.com/photography/1400618
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Active_Margin.svg
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http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=12819&picture=red-maple-tree
http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Shopping/rocky-mountain-juniper-tree.html
http://www.thinktrees.org/Available_Tree_Species.aspx
http://mfmassage.com/?attachment_id=158
http://bigdave44.com/2012/01/28/dt-26774-hints/
There's more...
http://www.landofthebrave.info/francisco-vasquez-de-coronado-facts.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Mackenzie_%28explorer%29
http://www.myessentia.com/blog/natural-wonders-of-america/
http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/wyoming/grand-teton-national-park
http://consciouslifestylesradioblog.com/2010/08/31/chem-busters/glacier-national-park-montana-near-iceberg-lake/
http://www.mostbeautifulpictures.net/dream-lake-rocky-mountain-national-park/
Thanks For Watching!
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