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Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands!

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Kelly Nguyen

on 23 October 2012

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Physical Characteristics Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands Land Shape sIZE Minerals/Rock Water bodies Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands •Upland Areas
•Made up of a series of islands
•Gently rolling landscape Arctic Lowlands Hudson Bay Swampy plains
Flat, low-lying area SOIL Vegetation Hudson Bay
land area of 320 000 km2
3.2% of Canada's land surface CLIMATE Industries TOURISM Arctic Lowlands
Land area of 1 270 000 km2 KEY CITIES Hudson Bay Lowlands:
Moosonee ON, Fort
Attawapiskat ON, Fort Severn ON, Churchill MAN Arctic Lowlands:
Gjoa Haven NUN Hudson Bay Lowlands
•Dominated with wetlands also known as “muskeg.”
•Dotted with thousands of small lakes and ponds. Hudson Bay Lowlands
Dominated with both treed and open muskeg.
•Productive forest cover is less than 25 per cent.
•Made up of stunted tamarack and black spruce growing along river banks and other well-drained areas. Arctic Lowlands
Most of the plants in the Arctic Lowlands are low growing shrubs and weeds.
Land is barren (no trees) due to harsh climate. Economic Characteristics Arctic Lowlands
•The average of 215, 000 visitors every year
•Some places you can see the Northern lights such as Aurora Borealis
•Sight-seeing for polar bears and beluga whales.
•Skiing or rock climbing on mountains. Hudson Bay lowlands
White water kayaking
Fishing Arctic Lowlands
The lakes and rivers are usually ice free between July – August in the north and June – October in the south; Ice-covered for the rest of the year.
Frozen soil is unable to absorb any water. Bibliography http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/physiographic-regions
http://geography.about.com/od/globalproblemsandissues/a/arcticregion.htm Hudson Bay Lowlands Hudson Bay Lowlands
-Permafrost is dotted over the land Arctic Lowlands
-Permafrost all year round Arctic Lowlands Created by ->Kelly, Alaa & Jonathan :) consist of certain types of rocks and minerals such as; Sedimentary, Volcanic, Metamorphic, Intrusive, and igneous rock.
Arctic and Hudson Bay lowlands is made up of 40% of sedimentary basin in the center.
bedrock is completely masked by a mantle of glacial and marine sediments associated with the advance and retreat of ice during the last glaciation. Arctic Lowlands
Summers are often warm because of warm winds throughout the summer. (−10 to 10 °C )
Winters can be mild as well as extremely cold and snowy. (−40 to 0 °C ) Arctic and Hudson Bay Lowlands
Mainly based around mining
Most important mines that contributes greatly to the regional economy is the Diavik Diamond Mine, employing over 700 workers and grossing $100 million (Canadian) in sales, and producing 8 million carats (1,600kg) of diamond annually. Hudson Bay Lowlands
Warming and cooling is effected by the temperature of surrounding water
Winters are cold and moderately long
Summers are cool and moderately short
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