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Western cordillera

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Tourism PHYSICAL ECONOMIC Characteristics Land Shape Minerals/Rocks Water Bodies Soil & Vegetation Climate SiZE Industries Key Cities -heavy rain and snow on the Coast Mountains
-annual precipitation is over 1500mm
-Maritime climate
-has rare sunny days References 1. Pandya, S. (n.d.). The changing face of earth. Retrieved from http://evolution.itgo.com/canada_geology/highlands.html
2. Cranstone, D. (2012). Mineral resources - the canadian encylopedia. Retrieved from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/mineral-resourcesI.A. BROOKES (2012). Physiographic regions. In I.A. BROOKES (Ed.), The Canadian 3. Encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/physiographic-regionsScott, P. 4. (2012). Vegetation regions . Retrieved from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/vegetation-regions
5. Natural regions. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/natural-regions
6. Encyclopedia Britannica (2013). The western cordillera. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/91513/Canada/43268/The-Western-Cordillera
7. J. LEWIS ROBINSON. (2011). The canadian encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/british-columbia -Vancouver (603, 502 people)
-Victoria (344,615 people)
-Whitehorse(20,461 people) by : Fiona, Loren
& Zainab -Banff National Park
-Jasper National Park
-Cloud nine, a popular resturant
-over 3 million individuals each year visit Banff national park in the western cordillera -Main industries are
> Forestry
> Mining
> Fisheries
> Agriculture
> Tourism -striations, drumlins, eskers and till plain are widespread on plateaus and plains
-valleys and lowlands contain thick silts
-oldest recognizable feature of the Cordilleran landscape is the gently rolling upland of its interior plateaus
-fold mountains and jagged mountains are present
-U-shaped valleys are present
-home to the famous Rocky Mountains -800 Km wide
-region is 1.6 million km2 (16% of Canada)
-lies within BC and the Yukon, but it also extends into southwestern Alberta and the NWT.
-extends from 49º-69º north and from 114º-141º west as far as the shores of the BEAUFORT SEA
mountain peaks rise higher than 4,572m -Rockies are made of sedimentary rock which contain fossils from ancient seas
-valleys and plateaus underlain by igneous and sedimentary rocks
- western and central parts are sources of a variety of metals
-eastern cordillera is known for coal and industrial minerals
-3 distinct mountain systems within the Cordillera (Eastern, Interior, Western)
-during glacial melting clays were deposited in lakes
-sands and gravel were also deposited by melt-water streams -5 of the 8 major Canadian forest zones are found in the Cordillera
-vegetation of the Cordillera is divided into 7 regions.
-Alpine region has brief growing season and frost can happen at anytime of the year
consists of mainly grasses, sedges, dwarf willows, mosses, lichens and other low woody and herbaceous plants
-herbaceous meadows can be found on moist areas at low elevations
-forests grow at high elevations
-receives heavy snow cover and soils do not freeze due to the thick insulating blanket of snow (Pacific Coastal Subalpine Forest Region)
-Cordillera has a complex soil type
-sometimes called Mountain Soil Western
Cordillera How wasThe Western Cordillera created? The Western Codillera was created -Fraser river
-Columbia River
-mouth of Columbia River is the Pacific Ocean
-Yukon river
-Lake Louise
-Moraine lake Moraine Lake
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