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South America

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SOME LANDFORMS

• Andes Mountains• Amazon• Patagonia• Pampas• Atacama Desert

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AMAZON BASIN

• The Amazon Basin (Amazonia) is covered by the largest tropical rain forest in the world

• The Amazon River runs through the rain forest

• The overall basin covers about one-third of the South American landmass

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AMAZON RIVER

• The river network (tributaries…) irrigates almost half of the continent

• Largest river in the world (in terms of water dumped into ocean)

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ANDES

• Mountain system that extends from the tip of South America all the way to Panama

• Large ice sheets are common in S. Chile

• Highest point: Aconcagua (in Argentina) at 22,384 ft. (6,960m)

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Andes

• Some of the largest volcanoes are found in the Andes

• Above: Osorno Volcano (Chile)

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ATACAMA DESERT

• A somewhat small desert (or plateau) running high into the Andes of Chile

• Climate: cold • Rainfall is rare • ~ 100 miles wide

and 625 miles long

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PAMPAS• Large plain in the southern part of the continent (in central Argentina)

• Extends almost 1,000 miles (1,600 km), and covers 294,000 sq. miles (761,460 sq km).

• Famed for its many cattle ranches

• Gauchos!

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PATAGONIA

• Located between the Andes and the Atlantic Ocean

• Patagonia stretches south from the Rio Negro River (southern Argentina) to Tierra del Fuego and the Strait of Magellan

• ~1,000 miles in length• Mostly rugged, barren

land

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SOURCES• http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/sa.htm• http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect6/amazon_map01.jpg• http://www.casarioblanco.com/rainforest-2.jpg• http://image.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2007/11/1

7/whale460x276.jpg• http://www.galapagos-inc.com/images/image006.jpg• http://www.amazonbasins.com/images/snake_Snowballs.jpg• http://www.adventureprone.com/travel/photos/DSCF0437.JPG• http://www.galapagos-inc.com/amazon_pic/1.jpg• http://www.questconnect.org/images/Northern_Andes.jpg• whatonearth.olehnielsen.dk/volcanoes.asp • http://img2.travelblog.org/Photos/4165/15276/f/66359-Andes-Mtns-fr

om-Air-0.jpg• http://www.ventureforth.co.za/wp-content/themes/ventureforth/img/a

ndes_lg.jpg• http://www.green-chiclet.com/pictures/andes.jpg• www.my-quito.com/images/pichincha.jpg • http://www.vivatravelguides.com/typo3temp/pics/110e5d4eb2.jpg

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More sources• http://epod.usra.edu/archive/images/chile1.gif• http://www.visitchile.com/imagenes/hi/04.jpg• http://www.wightlightgallery.co.uk/Webtest/images/Pampas.jpg• http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/images/pampas_gauchos.jpg• http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=65213&rendTypeId=4• http://climb.mountainzone.com/2002/story/outthere/photos/patagoni

a_ste_poinc_fitz.jpg• http://www.canadahouse.com/Cerro-Torre-Los-Glaciares-National-P

ark-Patagonia-Argentina.jpg• http://www.condorjourneys-adventures.com/images/

argentina_fitzroy1.jpg• http://www.backroads.com/images/trips/WCPI-patagonia-

walking.jpg


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