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Five Themes of Geography for Washington State

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Angela Pratt

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Transcript of Five Themes of Geography for Washington State

Place
Human Environment interactions
Region
Five Themes of Geography for Washington State
Movement
By: Angela Pratt
Location
Absolute Location
47.5000° N, 120.5000° W
Relative Location
North of Oregon
East of Pacific Ocean
South of Canada
West of Idaho
Physical characteristics
Cascade Range
Rocky Mountains
Olympic Mountains
Mount Olympus (7,954ft)
Puget Sound Basin
Best inland waterways in the U.S is the sound in WA
Mount Rainier 14,410 feet
Largest island is Whidbey Island
Mount Adams
Mount Baker
Mount St. Helens
Columbia River
largest river in WA
Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake
largest lake in WA
Hoh Rainforest
one of the largest in the U.S.
one of the best examples of a temperate rainforest in the world.
Landforms
Temperatures don't change much.
moderate
Rain drizzles constantly especially on the coast.
humid
Fog
Climate in Western
Washington
Climate in Eastern
Washington
Dry
Winters Colder
Summers Hotter
Vegetation In Washington
Western
Eastern
Thick Evergreen Forests
Douglas Fur
Western hemlock
Sagebrush
Fewer Forests
Lodgepole pine
Ponderosa
Sagebrush
Greasewood

Human Characteristics
Resources
http://geography.howstuffworks.com/united-states/geography-of-washington1.htm
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/53000.html
http://www.netstate.com/economy/wa_economy.htm
http://www.bestplaces.net/religion/state/washington
http://www.businessinsider.com/washington-best-state-for-the-wealthy-taxes-2013-1
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/retire-here-not-there-washington-2013-08-20?page=1
http://www.environmentwashington.org/home
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/nonpoint/Agriculture/agwqrisks.htm
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http://www.visitseattle.org/Meetings-And-Conventions/Washington-State-Convention-Center.aspx
http://www.boeing.com/boeing/commercial/facilities/index.page
http://www.usbr.gov/pn/grandcoulee/pubs/factsheet.pdf
http://www.50states.com/facts/washingt.htm#.VAzBs_mwKJo
As of 2012 6,971,406 People
met the SMSA
Washington State agriculture
70% crops
Known for apples and cherries
30% livestock
Ranks 14th out of the states for total agricultural receipts
Leading producer in
Aircraft
Space
Shipbuilding
Main Language is English
Main religion is Catholic
Economy: Manufacturing
main manufactured items is transportation
Why People live in Washington
Fantastic for big businesses
Ranked #6 for best business tax
Amazon Headquarters
Microsoft Headquarters
Starbucks Headquarters
Wonderful for People to retire
Hiking trails
Beautiful sites like Mountains
San Juan Islands
Puget Sound
Whale-watching
Sailing
Fishing (salmon)
Ski resorts in the Cascades
wineries
Eastern side sunny (Spokane)
lots of lakes
Washington State University
performer
artists
speakers
How services move
through Washington
Boats
cargo ships
ferries
Planes
Semi Trucks
How ideas move
through Washington
Talking
Texting
News on T.V
Changes
How it is used
How people responded
Agriculture
Changed the shape of streams
Leave manure, dirt, fertilizers, pesticides so when rain, pollutes water
Groundwater contamination
commercial fertilizers
over doing manure as fertilizer
Forestry
cutting down trees
Salmon eat things that fall off of the trees
Putting more pesticides into the environment
Pesticide management
replacing trees that are cut down
Urban Living
How people have interacted with the environment causing water pollution
Rainfall runoff carrying
concentrations of heavy metals
lawn/garden products
bacteria
silt
petroleum products
nutrients
Working near water
modified streams
dams
tide gates
culverts
bridges
piers
bulkheads
jetties
helped humans economy at the price of aquatic ecosystem
Keeping manure far away from streams and water
More organic products
not over fertilizing with manure
Using less of those products
built salmon ladders
How people interact with the environment causing water problems
How it is used
Changes
How people responded
Boating
Pollutions
oil
diesel
gasoline
paints
improperly released sewage holding tanks
Toxic soaps and detergents to aquatic life
educating people
repairing/maintaining boats
properly releasing their sewage tanks
encouraging people to NOT use detergents/soaps
The Threat of Plastic bags
How is it used
Changed
How people responded
stores give them out to customers to take their groceries home.
whales
seals
salmon
whale found with 20 plastic bags made this issue more dangerous.
Must bring your own bags otherwise you are charged for the plastic bags you use. Olympia the state capitol is the 10th city to join.
Formal Regions
Functional Region
Seattle
Provides
entertainment
big buildings to host meetings
headquarters
Starbucks
Amazon
Boeing
Museums
Eastern Washington
Wheat farming
Palouse
Columbia River
biggest dam on it is the Grand Coulee
Provides energy for
2.5 million households
Skaget Valley
Tulips
Snohomish County
air craft
boeing
Redmond Washington
Microsoft Headquarters
The capitol
Olympia, Washington
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