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Alaska

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Transcript of Alaska

Alaska
By: Daniela Cervantes, Amber Hagan, and Liza Lewis

Citations
The temperatures in the summer can reach high 70s.
Alaska has a comfortable climate due to its low humidity.
Alaska is warmed by the pacific ocean currents.
It is protected by the Chugach mountains and the Alaska range.
Temperatures can vary greatly.
Temperatures of Alaska
Seasons of Alaska
Alaska has four seasons that are spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Summer is the warmest season lasting from June to August.
Winter is the coldest season starting in October and going though May sometimes June.
Alaska's spring and autumn are the transitioning stages from summer to winter.
Average Rainfall in Alaska
In Anchorage, Alaska the yearly rainfall is 16.08 inches.
There is 0.68 inches of rainfall in January,
There is 0.52 inches of rainfall in April.
There is 1.7 inches of rainfall in July.
There is 2.09 inches of rainfall in October.
Major Industries/Jobs of Alaska
http://www.city-data.com/states/Alaska-Industry.html
Alaska's major industries are petroleum refining and the processing of lumber and food products, especially seafood.
Alaska's major jobs are the oil industry, fishing and fishires, mining, and tourism.
Number of Industries/Jobs in Alaska
Foods in Alaska
Alaskans eat a lot of wild berries such as watermelon berries, lingonberries, mossberries.
They also eat berries that we are familiar to such as cranberries and raspberries.
Cold water seafood is one of Alaska's main dishes, such as salmon (smoked salmon, cured salmon, and salmon jerky).
Alaskans like to eat reindeer, moose, caribou, elk, and bear for there protein.
Sourdough bread is so popular that the word "sourdough" is slang for a person who lives in Alaska.
Fun Things to do in Alaska
Alaskans fun time isn't much different from ours here.
For example they watch movies, play video games, read, watch television, write, draw, shop, etc.
Alaskans also like to ski, snowboard, dog-sled, ice-fish, snowmobile, hike, and ice skate.
Things that make Alaska Original
The types of Food Alaskans eat
Culture
Climate
Industries/jobs
Natural Resources
How They Are Important to Alaska
Alaska's natural resources have always been important to them.
The land of Alaska is one of the last great areas of natural land left in the country.
It is so rich in natural resources, that the fight for control over those resources has shaped Alaska's history and future.
There is an enormous amount of animal and mineral resources that make up Alaska's industries, such as dairy, crabs, fish, forestry, fur, greenhouse products, hay, potatoes, reindeer, platinum, shrimp and vegetables.
One of the biggest industries in Alaska is mining. Besides gold, Alaska has major supplies of coal, natural gasses, oil and zinc.
Where They Are Found
Several of Alaska's natural resources are found in mines such as gold, diamonds, copper, etc.
Since fish , crabs, shrimp and other water creatures are big natural resources of Alaska that would make Alaska's water sources good places for natural resources to be found.
Considering that oil is a major natural resources to Alaska, oil reserves would be a good place to find natural resources.
Forest would also be a good place to find lumber one of Alaska's major natural resources as well.
Alaska is the biggest state in a America.
It is also the most north and coldest state.
Alaska has huge mountain ranges.
It has a lot of exotic animals such as reindeer, polar bears, walruses, etc.
Alaska is also know for its beautiful northern lights.
There are not very many jobs in Alaska , except for part-time work or low-wage jobs.
The unemployment rate is around 8%.
This means that 8% of the workforce is looking for jobs, and a newcomer has to compete with the people who live in Alaska already.
Because of the amount of seasonal workers who are collecting unemployment, the unemployment rate is inflated.

What They Are
The five major natural resources in Alaska would be oil, diamonds, gold, lumber, and cooper.
Some other important natural resources would be gas, lumber, silver lead, zinc, fish, birds, deer, moose, and elk.
Citations
http://www.alaska.com/about/weather/
http://average-rainfall-cities.findthedata.org/d/d/Alaska
http://alaskadiscussion.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/four-seasons-in-alaska/
http://www.city-data.com/states/Alaska-Industry.html
http://www.alaskawildberryproducts.com/education/alaskan-foods.html
http://www.alaska.com/activities/
http://alaskanexposure.wordpress.com/
http://www.ehow.com/list_7174015_list-natural-resources-alaska.html
https://sites.google.com/a/balboamagnet.com/alaska-saburton/industries-natural-resources
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Name_5_major_natural_resources_in_Alaska
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