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Physical Geography of South America

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A crossword puzzle that incorporates various elements of South American geography and vocabulary terms.

Pampas "Ecological islands" that are isolated plateaus
Mt Aconcagua High plateau surrounded by even higher mountains
Lake Titicaca Elevated region that slopes to a fertile coast plain in Guyana
Estuary Created when moisture is blocked by a mountain range
Orinoco Occurs where fresh and seawater mix
Altiplano Grass covered savannas found in Venezuela
Lake Titicaca Created by a loss of nutrients or by overgrazing
El Nino Located from sea level to 3,000 feet
Tierra del Fuego Highest elevated freshwater body in the world
Llanos River system that drains Caribbean South America
Parana Parallel mountain ranges
Patagonia A narrow waterway connecting two larger bodies of water
Tepuis Run along most of the western part of the continent
Paramo The driest desert in the world
Selvas Region found above the tree line
Cordillera A water pattern located along the west coast
Tierra caliente A rain shadow desert found in southern Argentina
Strait Landform that is the size of the U.S--contains 1/3 of all species
Tierra helada Links the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
Peru Current Drains much of the central portion of Atlantic South America
Strait of Magellen "Land of Fire"
Atacama Highest freshwater lake in the world
Rain shadow Found above 16,000 feet
Soil exhaustion Thick rainforests found in the Amazon Basin
Guiana Highlands Grasslands created from fertile loess deposits
Amazon River Highest peak in the Western Hemisphere
Andes A weather pattern found in the Pacific Ocean

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