Grass and shrubs grow far apart from each other. Flowers sometimes bloom after rain.
What is vegetation like in humid subtropical areas?
Ferns, small palms, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
What is vegetation like in a tropical savanna?
Trees, shrubs, and mainly, grass.
What is vegetation like in a rain forest?
Rice, sugars, bananas, and cocoa.
Why is elevation an important factor that influences climate in LA?
Because crops grow in the different areas such as the elevation that other crops that grow there, only grow on low elevation.
Why is much of the region tropical?
Because much of LA is between the tropic on cancer and the tropic of capricorn?
What are 3 major climate regions in LA?
What are LA's major natural resources? (5)
What are some of LA's major rivers? (5)
Sao Francisco R.
Describe the Amazon River.
Starts in the Andes Mts. and crosses Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Brazil. Navigable for boats/ships. 2nd largest river in the world. Starts in west LA and empties into the Atlantic in east LA.
Where is the Mato Grosso Plateau
Spreads over Brazil and across the west to Bolivia and Peru.
Where is Patagonia?
Where are the central highlands?
Where is the Mexican Plateau located?
Where are the Sierra Madre Occidental & Oriental located?
Occidental is western and oriental is eastern.
Where are the Andes Mts. located?
western edge of LA
What has helped shape LA's landforms?
How big is LA compared to the US?
3 times as big
How do geographers divide this large region known as Latin America? (3 areas)
Divided into 3 areas:
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