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Agenda 9/25/2012. Warm-up: Week 5, Day 1. / Warm -up: Semana 5, Día 1. Two questions. Two minutes for each question. / Dos preguntas. Dos minutos para cada pregunta. Intro to South America Power Point / Introducción a Power Point sobre América del Sur - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Agenda 9/25/2012

Agenda 9/25/2012Warm-up: Week 5, Day 1. / Warm-up: Semana 5, Da 1.Two questions. Two minutes for each question. / Dos preguntas. Dos minutos para cada pregunta. Intro to South America Power Point / Introduccin a Power Point sobre Amrica del Sur Map & Notes on South America: / Mapa y Notas sobre Amrica del Sur:Physical Geography / Geografa Fsica

General Facts: / Datos generales:4th largest land continent in land area /4 continente ms grande de la tierra en la superficie terrestreIn the Western Hemisphere, South of Central America /En el hemisferio occidental, al sur de Centroamrica Between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans / Entre los ocanos Atlntico y Pacfico7,000 miles across / 7.000 millas a travs de

Mountains: / Montaas: Andes Mountains- some of highest in the world /Cordillera de los Andes, algunas de las ms altas del mundo Run 4,500 miles in western South America./ Ejecute 4.500 millas en el oeste de Amrica del Sur. Once part of the Incan Empire /Una vez parte del Imperio Inca

MountainsandPeaksAndes Mts.Sierra Madres Mts.Guiana HighlandsBrazilian HighlandsPatagonian PlateauAndes Mountains (Peru)

The Eastern Flank of the Andes

Llamas in the Andes

Guianan Highlands, Venezuela

Brazilian Highlands

Patagonian Region (Chile)

Grasslands/PlainsPastizales/llanosMost of South America = mountains and poor soil = unproductive land. / La mayora de los de Amrica del Sur = montaas y suelos pobres de la tierra = improductivo. Pampas in Argentina & Uruguay = fertile soil for growing crops & grazing cattle. / Pampas en Argentina y Uruguay = tierra frtil para los cultivos y el ganado de pastoreo.

ValleysPlainsandBasinsAmazon BasinPampasMato GrossoGran ChacoLlanosAmazon Rain Forest

Mato Grosso

Cattle Ranching on the Pampas

Gauchos of the Pampas, Argentina

DesertsAtacama DesertNazca DesertAtacama Desert

Nazca Desert

Rainforests / Selvas TropicalesIn northern part = warm, humid climates /En la parte norte = climas clidos y hmedosAmazon Rainforest- worlds largest in Brazil. / Amazon Rainforest-ms grandes del mundo - en Brasil. Being cut down (deforestation) for ranches & farms. / Siendo talados (deforestacin) para los ranchos y granjas.Amazon Rain Forest

On the Ground Floor of the Rain Forest

Three-Tiered Canopy

Jungle Fauna

Deforestation in the Amazon

Bodies of Water /Cuerpos de aguaAmazon River- 2nd longest in the world, largest in the world = more water. /Ro Amazonas-2 ms larga del mundo, la ms grande del mundo = ms agua. Others are Orinoco R. and Rio de la Plata /Otros son Orinoco R. y Ro de la Plata Most people live along or near rivers./ La mayora de las personas viven a lo largo o cerca de los ros.

BodiesofWaterAtlantic OceanPacific OceanGulf of MexicoCaribbean SeaAmazon R.Orinoco R.Uruguay R.Magdalena R.Sao Francisco R.Lake TiticacaLake MaracaiboRio de La PlataParana R.The Panama Canal

Going Through the Panama Canal

Climate / ClimaWarm because near the equator/ Clido porque cerca del ecuadorMountains & Ocean winds = comfortable temperatures / Montaas y vientos ocenicos = temperaturas confortablesMore people at higher elevations where cooler./Ms personas en elevaciones ms altas donde ms fresco.The Tropical Hemisphere

LatinAmericanClimaticZonesElevation

Altitudinal Zonation:Vertical Climate

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