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The Great Plains usually experiences hot, dry weather during the summer  and cold, snowy weather in the winter.

The Great Plains consists of the areas east of the Rocky Mountains and west of the Mississippi River in the United States and Canada.

More people would choose to live in the grassy plains rather than in areas where temperatures are extremely hot or cold. 

On a contour map, the closer together the contour lines, the steeper the incline.

Mountains are usually snowcapped because there is less moisture at higher altitudes.
Additional Facts: 

​the study of natural and man-made features on a chart or map


​a rise in land above sea level


​a map that shows land configuration with contour lines, shading, and colors

​relief map

​low area of land between hills and mountains where rivers and streams are usually found


​a satellite system that tracks position, navigation, and timing

​Global Positioning System (GPS)

​large region of flat treeless land


the solid rocky crust of the earth​


​all of the bodies of water on the earth's surface


wide elevated areas of land with flat surfaces​


rocky areas of land that are higher and steeper than hills​


elevations of land that are not as high as mountains and have rounded tops​


the level of the sea used as a baseline for determining the height of elevation​

sea level
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