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Windsor & Edmonton Comparison

Geography Project

Sam W

on 20 April 2010

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Edmonton & Windsor Comparison
Edmonton This presentation shows the differences and similarities between Windsor,ON & Edmonton,AB Landform Region Edmonton is very flat, but is actually 668 meters above sea level! We don't notice how high it is because it is not on the coast. Edmonton belongs to The Interior Plains - The Prairies in Canada's Landform Regions Climate Very dry all year long, always low humidity, and has a Semi-arid continental climate. In summer the temperature can reach 30°C or more and in winter it can reach -20°C to -30°C The average rainfall is 33cm and the average snowfall is 132cm.
Edmonton is surrounded by agricultural farmland, the vegetation on these farms are mostly wheat and grains. You can make a lot of foods out of wheat like bread, cereal, cookies, cakes, pasta and noodles! Rivers The North Saskatchewan River flows through the centre
of Edmonton and has a length of 1 287km. It is one of two major rivers that join to make up the Saskatchewan River. It is also a glacier-fed river. (A river which it's water come from glaciers melting.) Finally, the North Saskatchewan River has its mouth at Lake Winnipeg, and its source at the Rocky Mountains. Edmonton belongs to the Hudson Bay: Nelson drainage basin. Agriculture Edmonton has a commercial agriculture as it produces a lot of field crops (wheat). Windsor Rivers
The Detriot River flows through, dividing Windsor and Detroit.
It's a 51km long strait in the Great Lakes system,
and one of the busiest waterways in the world! Also, about 90% of water in the Great Lakes flows through the Detroit River! Windsor belongs to the Atlantic Ocean: St.Lawrence drainage basin. Climate Windsor has a humid continental climate. The summers are hot and humid,
and winters are dry and fairly cold with occasional mild periods
The average rainfall is 94cm and the average snowfall is 122cm.
Windsor also has the highest number of days with lightning, haze, and temperatures over 30°C out of all the cities in Canada! Landf0rm Regions Windsor is a plain. Windsor belongs to the St.Lawrence Lowlands - The Great Lakes in Canada's landform regions. Agriculture Vegetation common in Windsor are: Corn Soybeans, and Tomatoes. Windsor has a commercial agriculture as it grows corn and tomatoes. Corn is Canada's 3rd largest grain crop, and has almost a zillion uses like for: candy, crayons, chalk, dyes, toothpaste, and many more! For more info, visit these awesome sites!

A zillion uses for corn: http://www.ontariocorn.org/classroom/products.html
Essex County Federation Of Agriculture: http://www.ecfa.ca/main/index.php
Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org/
Yennadon: http://yennadon.sd42.ca/canada/CANADAPLACES/CanPlaces.html
Statistics Canada: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/ca-ra2006/articles/cacma-rarmr-eng.htm

Quick Comparison

Edmonton,AB: Windsor,ON:

Landform Regions:
Flat Flat
A Plain A Plain
The Interior Plains - The Prairies St.Lawrence Lowlands - The Great Lakes

Semi-arid continental climate Humid continental climate
Average rainfall: 33cm Average rainfall: 94cm
Average snowfall: 132cm Average snowfall: 122cm
Common vegetation: Wheat Common vegetation: Corn, Soybeans, Tomatoes

North Saskatchewan River flows through Detroit River flows through
Length of 1,287km Length of 51km
Source: Rocky Mountains Source: Lake St.Clair
Mouth: Lake Winnipeg Mouth: Lake Erie
Drainage Basin: Hudson: Nelson Drainage Basin: Atlantic Ocean: St.Lawrence

Commercial Agriculture Commercial Agriculture
Produces wheat Produces corn, tomatoes

Essex County Essex County is amongst the top producers of agriculture in Canada because it is the largest greenhouse growing area in all of Canada with a massive 5,494,164 square metres! Essex County also has over 1,740 farms! Half of these farms produce grain crops. It also has a very unique climate that allows production of many kinds of fruits like apples, peaches, strawberries, etc. This presentation is by: Sam Wang! =D
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