Gulf Coast Of Texas

Wendy & Briseyda 1st period

Ecoregion

Location:

Its location is in the southeast near Galveston Bay and Gulf of Mexico.


Characteristics:

Major Rivers: San Jacinto,Trinity,Brazos,Nueces,San Antonio

Major Aquifier: Gulf coast,Carrizo-wilcox

Size:21,000 sq. mi.


Catastrophic Events

  • Tornado-The tornado most form from thunderstorms ;They need warm moist air from the Gulf Coast Of Mexico and cold dry air from Canada.When these two air masses meet they create instability in the atmosphere


  • Hurricanes-They form near the equator over warm ocean waters.Actually, the term hurricane is used only for the large storms that form over the Atlantic Ocean or Eastern Pacific Ocean. The generic scientific term for these storms,wherever they occur is a tropical cyclone.

Weathering, Erosion, Deposition

Weathering:

Windblown sand or dunes characterized this regions soil.


Erosion:

Was dissected by the stream and rivers flowing in the Gulf Of Mexico.


Deposition:

Gulf Coast Prairie and marshes have soil like aid sands, sandy loams, clay. ( Sandy loams and clay occur in river bottoms.)

Watersheds & Aquifers

Watershed-An area of land where all the surface water within a specified area drains downward and flows to the same place.


Watersheds In Region:

Armand Bayou,Arroyo Colorado,Clear Creek


Aquifer-is a natural,underground area where a large quantities of ground water fill the spaces between and sediment and accumulates.


Aquifer Names:

Jasper,Evangeline