Coastal Plain

Vegetation


The most plants in the Costal Plains land around the beach area or the sandy areas. The most dominant vegetation in this area is the pioneer plants. The first plants to grow in the sand and not be affected by the waves. The names of these plants are psammophytes. They were given this name because they can handle the sand. When a storm comes the plants do die but not for a long period of time. They will grow back after a storm. The plants have to have the ability to a coastline to be able to grow. Beach vegetation is usually a narrow strip on the upper part of the beach.
The Atlantic plain has varies of forests manly forests that produce trees like pine, oak basswood, hickory, ash, locust, magnolia, gum, and maple. The Atlantic Plain contains, swampland, marsh, wetlands and many rivers like the Great Lakes.
The Gulf Plain has mangrove swamps, salt marshes, trees like pine, longleaf, slash,shortleaf and mixed with hardwoods.
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Psammophyte plant, found in Florida

Climate


The climate in Coastal Plain is mild, there is a lot of precipitation, it has hot summers and cold winters. The months with the most
precipitation are April, September and October. Average high temperature is 25 degrees Celsius. In winter the average is around 10 degrees Celsius. The Coastal Plains also have temperatures below freezing every winter.

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Climate graph Monila
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Climate graph New South Wales
Resources in the Coastal Plains

Their is two plains in the Coastal Plains, the Atlantic plain and Gulf plain. The Atlantic plain is from New York bight to Georgia and Florida. Atlantic plain offers several of resources to industries, farming, fishing. Their is 3,500 km of shorelines in the Atlantic plain which is good to go swimming, fishing in states like Florida. The Atlantic plain contains many forests which contain trees like pine, Maple, Hickory, Oak, Ash, Magnolia grandiflora, Gum, Basswood, Locust. Its also has wetlands, many river, marsh, swampland. In agriculture the northern part of the Atlantic plain has fertile soil good for farming, however the southern part the soil is sandy but still states like Florida have many farming. The Gulf plain resource is coil, oil, gas, wetlands, mangrove swamps, salt marshes, trees. The Gulf plain is from Southern United States to eastern Mexico. The land is dominated by pine and in the south of the Gulf plain Longleaf Pine, and Slash Pine grow and in the north Shortleaf Pine combined with hardwood(angiosperm trees). The Coastal Plains is great for industries of fishery, manufacturing, wood products, oil, gas, and farming due to the resources the land offers, also great sight and places to see and explore.


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The Green area is the Atlantic Plains one of the Plains in the Coastal Plain.

Source of the Atlantic Plain

Show the Gulf Plain and the cities in the Gulf plain, also the Atlantic Plain is in the Northeast (Top-right corner)
Show the Gulf Plain and the cities in the Gulf plain, also the Atlantic Plain is in the Northeast (Top-right corner)

Source of the Gulf Plain

Things to do in the Coastal Plains


The Coastal Plain which is made of two plains the Atlantic and Gulf has many things to do. Thier is many fun things to do and explore the beauty of the Coastal Plain. Coastal Plain has a long shoreline and many wetland, which is great to good swimming like in Miami beach, Florida or take a jet ski on the beach of Miami or Virginia Beach, Virginia. However if you like canoeing and kayaking their is many rivers in the Coastal Plain to canoe and Kayak. Coastal Plain offer more than swimming and canoeing and kayaking , it is great for fishing in the river and beachs. Also great for camping in the forests through the Coastal Plains.

Make sure to vist these places:
Folly Beach, South Carolina
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Miami Beach, Florida
Sam Houston Boat Tour, Houston, Texas
North Carolina Aquarium, Roanoke Island, North Carolina
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Battleship USS North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina
Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Everglades Alligator Farm, Homestead, Florida
Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

Things to Do:
Fishing
Camping
Boat tours and rides
swimming at the beach
Jet ski
Canoeing and Kayaking
Wildlife tour includes over 200 species of native fishes, reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic invertebrates (alligators, turtles, fish, and a lush native plant garden).


Gulf Islands National Seashore in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Gulf Islands National Seashore in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Miami Beach great for swimming, jet skiing, and fishing
Miami Beach great for swimming, jet skiing, and fishing

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Source of Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Source of the Gulf Islands National Seashore

Topography

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"Swamps in the coastal plains" "Marsh lands in the coastal plains"

The coastal plains have an average elevationof less than 200 metres above sea level.The coastal plains is mostly consisted of a flat land. There are a lot of swamps and marsh lands in the coastal plains. More than half the coastal plains is less than 30 metres above sea level. The coastal plains could be flooded easily because of its low elevation.


Important Cities

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"Coastal plains map"


Miami, florida

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"Miami Beach"

Miami is one of the most important cities in the coastal plains. Miami beach is the best spot to go when traveling to Miami. The beach is a tourist spot in Miami, people come here to visit the beach.

Houston, Texas

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"Downtown Houston"

Houston is one of the biggest city in the coastal plains. There are a lot of attractions in Houston on Houston, and the Museum of Natural Science is one of them.


Atlanta, Georgia

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"Atlanta skylines"

Atlanta is one of the most populated city in the coastal plains and a top business city. Corporations such as Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS, and Delta Airlines can also be found in Metro Atlanta.


Washington, DC

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"White House"

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 "US Capitol" "White House" "US Treasury Building" "Washington Monument"


Washington is the capital city of the United States of America. Washington has a lot of historical significance. There are also a lot of historical buildings and monuments like the US Capitol, White House, US Treasury Building, National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Washington Monument. The US Capitol is simbolic to the country. Its the meeting place of the United States Congress and the Legislature of the Federal Government of the United States. The White House is the home of the Presidents and their families. The White House symbolizes the President, the President's administrations, and the United States of America. The US Treasury Building was established since 1789. The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum are two museums shares a national historic landmark building. The Washington monument symbolizes the first president of the United States, George Washington. The monument is made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss.


Resources


Textbook pg. 166-1667

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http://www.anra.gov.au/topics/agriculture/images/region/sugar_nsw_3_5.gif

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastal_plain

http://www.ehow.com/list_6130720_list-natural-resources-florida.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_coastal_plain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Coastal_Plain

http://www.thingstodo.com/




Evaluation: (35/50)
  • Represent the region in the following ways: (18/20)
    • Topography
    • Vegetation
    • Climate Having climographs from the region would have made climate more easy to see. Climate is not necessarily cold in all areas in the winter...
    • Resources
    • Important Cities What are some attractions to the cities? You did explain why visitors should travel to Washington, DC and Atlanta... Good
    • Things to Do
  • Provide at least one map of your region. (4/5) One map contradicts the others.
  • Find appropriate images that represent various characteristics of your region. (8/10) Lots of images but many lack captions to identify the image.
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  • Use climographs of areas in your region and explain how they illustrate the climate conditions. (1/5) Climographs are both from places that are not in North America.
  • Explain how various aspects of the region will influence people visiting this land. (0/5)
  • Cite your Resources using the appropriate format. (4/5)

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