Climate Zones & Landforms

By: The Brain Storm Bunch

Landforms

Gulf:



Bay



Canal


Canyon

  • A canyon is a deep, narrow valley with steep sides.

  • very steep

  • in the dauntless compound, there is a river, and on each side of the river there is a very steep drop off.

  • People suffering in the dauntless compound sometimes commit suicide and throw themselves over it

  • http://harcourtschool.com/glossary/horizons/canyon/facts.html


Mountain


Straight


Lake


River

  • A river is a natural watercourse usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river.

  • feeds valleys, and agricultural areas with much needed irrigation.

  • sometimes be difficult obstacles.

  • there was a river in the dauntless compound, you could fall in, or be thrown in. the river is very dangerous and poses a threat to the people who are near.

  • http://harcourtschool.com/glossary/horizons/river/maps.html


Cape

  • A headland or promontory of large size extending into a body of water, usually the sea.
  • Animals can wash up on it and die
  • Provides a (dock) type thing for fishing
  • None in divergent


Peninsula

  • A piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water.
  • Can be easily flooded and animals can wash up on it
  • Creates a dock type thing for fishing.
  • None in divergent


Tributary

  • A dis-tributary, a river or stream that branches off from and flows away from the mainstream.
  • In divergent they had a river going from dauntless out of the city.
  • Can wash fish up shore
  • Creates bigger bodies of water


Hill

  • A naturally raised area of land, not as high or craggy as a mountain.
  • You can look over things when on top
  • You can't see over it
  • None in divergent
  • That I can think of




Volcano

  • A mountain or hill, typically conical, having a crater or vent through which lava, rock fragments, hot vapor, and gas are being or have been erupted from the earth's crust.
  • A big part of history
  • It can kill living things when it erupts
  • None in divergent



Plateau

  • An area of relatively level high ground.
  • Good for farming.
  • Not a great sight.
  • They lived on a plateau in divergent.


Archipelago

  • A group of islands
  • Many people can live here, fresh water near

  • Can flood easily

  • None in divergent


Cliff

  • A vertical, or near vertical, rock exposure.

  • Many animals and people die by falling off

  • Creates a great place for fun and (jumping off) beautiful views

  • In the beginning during initiation they jumped off of the building that kind of resembles a cliff



Delta:

  • A landform that is formed at the mouth of a river, when the mainstream spits up.

  • Water resource good for farming.

  • May flood easily.

  • Their are none in my novel.


Isthmus:

  • A narrow strip of land that connects two landmasses.

  • It would be useful as a natural bridge.

  • Tresspassing.

  • None in my novel


Glacier:

  • A slow moving mass of ice.

  • Not useful, none in my novel.

  • Ships can run into (titanic).


Lagoon:

  • A stretch of salt water separated by a low sand bank.

  • Good for saltwater fish.


Harbor:

  • A place where vessels can dock.

  • Useful because it can protect ships and shelter them.

  • none in my novel.


Valley:

  • a depression between two hills or mountains.

  • Good for buildings/houses.

  • Flooding can occur.

  • none in my novel.


Oasis:

  • A fertile spot in a desert with water.

  • None in my novel, useful for survival in the desert.


Desert:

  • A dry, usually sandy stretch of land.

  • None in my novel, good for animals that live in a dry climate.

Climate Zones

Mediterranean

  • All mediterranean regions are located between 32° and 41° north or south of the equator.

Summers are warm to hot, and winters are cool but mild, with one month averaging

below 59° F (15° C); sub-freezing temperatures do not occur more than 3% of the total

time. Annual rainfall is relatively low, with at least 65% falling in the winter half of the year.

  • The only parts of the world where olive are grown.

  • Frequent fires occur due to low rainfall in the fall and summer.

  • divergent is more like a mediterranean climate than any other.

  • http://gimcw.org/climate/



Highland

  • Highland climates are cool to cold, found in mountains and high plateaus.

  • Good sheep grazing areas

  • Often cold and windy

  • There are no Highland climate zones mentioned in Divergent.

  • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/climate.htm


Tundra

  • The Tundra climate is found along arctic coastal areas.

  • Provides a great environment to Arctic species.

  • The winter season is long and severe

  • Tundra climate is not mentioned in Divergent

  • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/climate.htm


Desert

  • low lying areas, hot and sandy.

  • Winds are light, which allows for the evaporation of moisture in the intense heat.

  • temperature range is 16 degrees celsius

  • The desert is very hot and severe.

  • this is a good places for animals and cakti to live.

  • no desert in divergent

  • http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/climate.htm


Marine West Coast

  • A climate with warm summers and cool winters, a very narrow temperature range, Is probably the climate in my story.

  • Not particularly useful, can grow pants in summer.

Tropical savanna:

  • A wet and dry climate that is grassy with scattered trees.

  • Good rainfall(good agriculture)

Humid Subtropical:

  • Climate zone of subtropical climate characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild winters.

  • Good for agriculture.

  • Very Humid


Tropical Rain forest


Subarctic


Steppe

  • good for herding etc.


Humid Continental


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