The Appalachians

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Appalachian Region

The Appalachian region stretches from the maritimes ( Nova Scotia, Pei, NFL and Labrador etc) into the eastern part of Quebec.

The Appalachians

The Appalachian region is the region of Canada that stretches across Eastern Quebec to Nova Scotia. The Appalachian region is a mountainous region. The Appalachians in the US have higher mountains than the Appalachians in Canada.

Climate in the Appalachians

The climate in the Appalachians is affected by two ocean currents. The Labrador current brings cold water from the Arctic, causing the temperature to become freezing during the winter months. The Gulf Stream brings warm water from the Carribean before it turns east towards Europe. The northern part of the Appalachians have cold, long, winters and short, cool, summers

The blue line shows the cold Labrador current from the Arctic. The red line shows the warm Gulf Stream current from the Caribbeans.

Natural Landscape

The natural landscape of the Appalachians is mountainous and hilly. Erosion from the retreat of the glaciers caused the land to erode and form hills throughout the region. When the glaciers melted, the side of the land they hit became the steeper side of the mountain and the other side was less steeper.

The receding glacier caused a part of the land to rise up creating a hilly terrain (Terminal Moraine)
The Appalachians today

Vegetation, Soil and Rock Types

The Appalachian region consists of two types of trees. The region is heavily forested with coniferous trees and deciduous trees. These trees live in two types of soil. The first type is poor mountain soil. This soil does not give the trees as much nutrients as the soil by the river. The trees by the river are in rich soil which makes the trees healthier.

Coniferous forest
Deciduous Forest

The Appalachian region has sedimentary rocks. Sedimentary rock is formed by the erosion of other rocks, and after a while the loose material hardens to form the sedimentary rock.

Sedimentary Rocks on the mountains in the Appalachian region
Appalachian region map

Appalachians here and in the surrounding Maritimes

Skiing and Snowboarding

In the Appalachians, there is a number of activities that can be done. A popular recreational activity is skiing and snowboarding. During the winter months and sometimes in cold weather, the mountains are covered in snow, especially in the northern parts of the region. Once the mountains are covered in snow, skiing and snowboarding resorts will be open. If you are looking to have some fun while you're in the area, try skiing and snowboarding down the mountain sides.

Tourists skiing on the Appalachian Mountains

Climate Change

Climate Changes are happening all over the world and will continue to change in the future. As the world gets warmer, snow is melting, The snow on our ski and snowboard resorts could also melt away. This is more reason that you should try out our resorts now before they are gone. Even though the snow is melting and temperatures are getting warmer, there is still a lot of time before its over.

Risk of Natural Disaster

In the Appalachians, the greatest risk of a disaster is an avalanche or and earthquake. These two disasters are linked with each other. If there is ever an earthquake in the region, this could cause the snow on the mountains to start falling, causing an avalanche. Although avalanches happen all the time, it is very serious. People on the mountain could get trapped under all the snow. Another disaster that could quite possibly happen is a blizzard or ice storm. Since the temperatures on the mountain are below freezing, and it gets pretty cold up there, there is a great chance that rain will freeze into ice. This would make the terrain very slippery and cause visibility to become low.

Blizzard and low visibility
Avalanche on a mountain side

Stay CLEAR of these

If you see an avalanche, get out of its path

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