The Physical Geography of North America

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Index
Absaroka Mountains, 10, 16
Adirondack Mountains, 188, 192, 291293, 300–301
aeolian processes and landforms
accelerated erosion, 490–496
deflation, 28, 74, 353, 387–388, 494–496
dune formation, 74–75, 388–390
Dust Bowl, 121, 140, 484–485, 491
Great Plains, 74–75, 338, 347–348, 353, 490–491
Pleistocene, 59
stone pavement, 182, 388
ventifacts, 74, 388
See also loess; sand dunes
African plate, 6, 293
agriculture, impact of
Appalachians, 298, 301–302
California, 422, 527–528
deserts, 384, 386, 388
early Euroamerican, 461–464, 482
eastern forests, 298, 301–302, 485–487
erosion, 353, 482–500
grazing, 353, 372–373, 527–528
midcontinent, 341–342, 347–348, 484485, 487–491
Native American, 201, 461, 482
Northwest, 494–495
runoff and rivers, 207–209, 482–484, 487–489
sediment yield, 482–500
sensitivity to climate change, 493–494
Southwest and Mexico, 491–494
Western Cordillera, 372–373
wind erosion, 347–348, 484–485, 490–491
Agua Blanca fault, 415
air masses, 104–107
and biomes, 104–105, 236–245
as precipitation sources, 131–133
midcontinent, 338
air quality, 503–505
clean air legislation, 503–505
greenhouse gases, 504
management, 503–505
ozone, 503–504
particulates, 504
sulfur dioxide, 504
Alabama
accelerated erosion, 485–486
Appalachian Plateau, 292
climate, 299
coast, 439–441
forest, 299
Piedmont, 292
Ridge and Valley Province, 292
Alaska
boreal forest, 270, 274, 282–286, 372, 433
climate, 100–101, 103, 109, 125, 133, 277
climate change, 285
coast, 426, 430, 432–433, 448–449
ecosystem, 241
glaciation, 40, 44, 365–366
Holocene, 89, 91, 93, 95, 366
loess, 74
mining, 51
periglaciation, 257–259
permafrost, 249–250, 253–264
Pleistocene, 64, 88, 365
Pliocene, 62
rivers, 67, 75, 211–212
salt marsh, 433, 449
sand dunes, 75
soil, 185, 187–189, 192, 371
Steller's sea cow, 471
tectonism, 16
tides, 430
timber harvesting, 467–468
weathering, 179
wetlands, 146, 149, 151–152, 160–161, 165, 169, 286
Alaska Current, 429–30
Alaska Range, 23, 62, 188
Alberta
chinook, 121
climate, 101, 103–106
fire, 280
glaciation, 37, 40
Plains, 37, 337, 345
proglacial lakes, 346
soil and soil erosion, 191, 495
tectonism, 364
vegetation, 274, 279, 284, 367–368
Aleutian Islands, 7, 185, 448
Aleutian Low, 64, 101
Aleutian Trench, 16, 426, 448
Alexander Archipelago, 44
Algodones Dunes, 75, 391–392
alien species
animals, 223, 228–229, 471
in the Appalachians, 298
birds, 228

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