Restless Earth: The Alps

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  • Created by: Niamh
  • Created on: 18-05-15 18:11
Where are The Alps?
Central Europe - France, Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland
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When were they formed?
30 million years ago
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How were they formed?
By a collision between African and European plates
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What is the population there?
12 million
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What is the success of mining like in The Alps?
It has declined due to cheaper foreign sources
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How are The Alps suitable for tourism?
100 milllion visit each year - 70% of tourists visit for snow sports
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How are The Alps suitable for farming?
Steep upland areas are suitable to farm goats
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How are The Alps suitable for HEP?
Narrow valleys are dammed to generate electricity
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How are The Alps suitable for forestry?
Scots Pine is resilient to the munching goats and is logged
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What three ways have people adapted to The Alps?
Steep relief, poor soils and limited communication
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