The Alps

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  • Created by: Megan1404
  • Created on: 13-05-16 08:49
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  • The Alps
    • Human activities
      • Farming
        • Dairy
        • Transhumance
          • Seasonal movement of animals
        • Cable cars bring milk to co-op dairies on valley floor
        • Farms located on south facing slopes
        • Farmers buy extra food so cattle can feed all year
      • Tourism
        • Ski resorts
        • Scenery
          • Glacial lakes
        • Hotels
        • Restaurants
      • HEP
        • High precipitation, melting glaciers
        • Narrow valleys easier to dam
      • Forestry
        • Main material is wood
        • Conifers found in abundance
    • Climate
      • Cold, wet, windy and snowy at higher levels
        • Can't grow crops
      • Physical problems
        • Relief = high and steep, not much flat land
        • Accessibility
          • Bad weather
          • Rock falls
          • Avalanches
        • Soils
          • Thin, stony, infertile
    • Physical problems
      • Relief = high and steep, not much flat land
      • Accessibility
        • Bad weather
        • Rock falls
        • Avalanches
      • Soils
        • Thin, stony, infertile
    • Location
      • Central Europe
        • Borders Italy; France; Switzerland; Austria; Slovenia

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