The nearest town was named Joseph in honor of Chief Joseph, the leader of the tribe. Wallowa Lake is 3.7 miles long and 3/4 mile wide. Its depth is 299 feet, deep for a lake that size. Because of the elevation it sometimes freezes solid in the winter. It usually warms enouch for swimming in early to
The effects on these resources are changes in the temporal and spatial extent of permafrost, snow cover, glaciers, and lake ice cover. For example, glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park, West of Juneau, have retreated 60 miles and lost nearly 1 mile in thickness. “As a result, less than 30% of Glacier Bay National Park is now covered by glaciers.” Another place experiencing the effects of climate change in Juneau is the Juneau Icefield, which is the 5th largest icefield in the Western Hemisphere and the source of the Mendenhall glacier and 140 other glaciers. Due to warming temperatures, the Juneau Icefield, which covers 1,500 square miles, is in danger of disappearing. “By the end of this century, people will most likely not be able to see the Mendenhall Glacier anymore from the visitor center,” said Regine Hock, one of the authors on a paper published in the Journal of Glaciology.
In the northern colonies there were never-ending mountains with peaks that stretched higher than a 50 story building. However, while traveling south, vast plains and massive plantations would be near impossible to miss. The summers in New England were relatively warm but the winters were much longer and colder. The fact that New England was closer to the north, made the weather resemble England and France. This caused the growing season to be shortened, giving it only a 5 month period.
On the shores of the Attawapiskat Lake, about 18 hours north west of Barrie, lies the band of the Neskantaga First Nations, where only a portion of the population remains. The other portion leave, because of the large amounts of poverty and the isolation. This First Nations Community has been under a water boil advisory for over 20 years. Their current water filtration system hasn’t worked since 1995, and even when it did work it removed sand and grit, but left in harmful chemicals. The government gives the Neskantaga people $250,000 annually, which goes towards running a water treatment system that continuously tests positive for harmful chemicals after being filtered.
Mono Lake is located near the Sierra Nevada mountain range and is one of the oldest lakes in North America. It used to cover most of the Great Basin in North America but dried up after the melting of the glaciers around 700,000 years ago. Mono Lake is fed from inflows and rainfall and the mountains surrounding Mono Lake form a closed hydrological basin the only way for water to leave is through evaporation. The lake has salinity levels of 80.8g/l while an average freshwater lake has about 3g/l. As well as having high salinity the lake also has very basic PH levels of about 9.8 while freshwater lakes have a PH level of about 7.
In contrast, temperate and boreal rainforests are found at high latitudes – northern and southern hemispheres. They occur in the temperate zone and receive heavy rainfall annually. At present, the rainforests are fairly similar to the rainforests of the past because they still contain similar vegetation and animal species. Yet, the size of these magnificent rainforests has reduced greatly over a course of nearly 100 years. Recent studies concluded devastating estimates that roughly 2 percent of the world 's rainforests are diminished yearly.
Lake Bonneville is a great ice age lake that rose dramatically from a small saline lake 30,000 years ago. After the ice age the earth 's climate became drier and Lake Bonneville gradually receded to form Great Salt Lake. Have you ever thought why it is called Great Salt Lake? We all know that seas are said to be salty but rivers and lakes are not. Great Salt Lake in spite of being a lake is said to be the world’s largest salt water lake.
The mean daily temperature at Yosemite Valley (elevation 3,966 feet or 1,209 metres) varies from 46 - 90 °F (8 to 32 °C). Average seasonal snowfall also varies across the park. It is estimated that areas at the higher elevations, especially between 8,000 and 10,000 feet, receive an average snowfall of 150 to 200 inches per year. The greatest snow depth at any one time
Minnesota is a beautiful and calm state to visit. Minnesota was chosen as my state report because it’s nickname is “The North Star State.” Another reason Minnesota was chosen is because it has a lot of interesting facts about itself. I hope to learn more about the history of Minnesota and about the wars that took place in Minnesota. Minnesota is interesting because it has more than 10,000 lakes including Lake Itasca. Because, I haven 't been to “The North Star State” I had to get my information from 50 States.com .
On average, adults drink about 58 gallons of water per, excluding all other liquids which water is the base for, such as juices and sodas. Around two-thirds of the planet is covered in water, but only two and a half percent of that water is fresh, yet only one percent is drinkable because most is trapped in either glaciers or underground. To further limit water being consumed by humans, about seventy percent of freshwater is used for agricultural purposes worldwide. In an article published by BBC news and written by Tim Smedley, he says "Water demand globally is projected to increase by 55% between 2000 and 2055." As shown, water is a necessary to maintain life on Earth, but climate change and population growth strain the Earth's supply of water.
Greeting Fellow tourists My name is Moses Trotman and today i will be talking about the Canadian Shield .Did you know that the Canadian shield is a landform region that covers more than half of Canada ?, located in northeast Alberta, northern Saskatchewan, northern Manitoba, southern Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland. Weather and Climate The climate in the Canadian Shield region varies throughout the year. The Canadian Shield region gets 200-300 mm of rain in summer, and 1250-1500mm of snow in winter. The climate in this region can be described as having longer winters and shorter summers. Vegetation This region has lots of precipitation in Quebec and Labrador, which makes a good growing season.
North Dakota is the most rural of all the states, with farms covering more than 90% of the land. It’s known for its rich oil from fosses that were left behind after Lake Agassiz dried up. In the book North Dakota History by Neil Howe, he explains how during the last Ice Age, northern North America was covered by a glacier, which alternately advanced and deteriorated with variations in the climate. Before the Ice Age, North Dakota had a sub-tropical climate much like Florida is today. This continental ice sheet covered much of central North America between 30,000 and 10,000 years ago (Howe 33).
Colorado is extremely lucky because we receive more than 300 days of sun per year. Many people assume all of Colorado becomes snowcapped in the winter which is extremely false. Denver for example has a mild winter with an average temperate of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and when it does snow, it does not typically stick around for long. Many outdoor business and activities are able to stay open all year long because of their great weather. The summers are even better, with low humidity, we have beautiful sunny and warm days.