Geological Geological Features that Affect the Weather

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Options (not all will be used) (75%, 90%, 85%, Obduction, Great Smokey Mountain National Park, New River Gorge National Park, metamorphic rock, 3 degrees/1000ft, igneous rock, 1 degree/1000ft, 5 degrees/1000ft, Isostasy, Great Sequoia Sempervirens, less, more, the same, Subduction, )

Iceberg ratio is ____90%___below the water 

Mountain Range ratio is about _____below the surface 

_________ Collision of Continents

_________ (now a national park) describes a geological feature inhibiting expansion westward

The highest peaks of the Appalachian Mountains are composed of ___metamorphic rock__

Roughly __________ is the cooling rate of air as you move up in elevation.

Roughly __________ is the heating rate of air as you move down in elevation.

__________ Describes the "floating" up of mountains as the top layer is weathered away

The Redwood National Park is most famous for harboring the great _____________ trees

Warm air is _______dense that cold air and rises.

Essay Responses (3 responses, 20 pts each)

1. If you zoom out on a satellite map of PA you will see what look like long mountainous folds. These are Pennsylvania's Ridge and Valley structure, part of the larger Appalachian Mountains. Describe the manner in which these were formed, be sure to describe specific examples. (minimum 250 words; cite any sources used)

2. How do Geological features affect the weather? Use the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains as a reference in your answer. Be sure to include a description of the rain shadow effect. (minimum 250 words; cite any sources)

20 Points: Wind can create gaps in mountain chains similar to water. How is wind developed and how does it move throughout the Earth? (minimum 250 words; cite any sources)

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