Exploring North Carolina:  Geography, Geology & Climate

Introductory resources on North Carolina Geography & Geology
North Carolina's Regions
North Carolina Climate & Weather


Scenic views in the Babel Tower Gorge, Linville River, NC. September 1919. From the collections of the North Carolina Museum of History.  Used courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

Introductory resources on North Carolina Geography & Geology (selected entries)

Geography: Introduction (to 4-part series)

Our State Geography in a Snap!

Three Regions Overview
The Coastal Plain
The Piedmont Region
The Mountain Region
Location
Landforms
Bodies of Water
Interesting Places

North Carolina Geologic History

Geological Survey
Geologic History
Geology
The Natural History of North Carolina (K-12)
Fall Line
Volcanoes
Earthquakes
Fossils
Caves and Caverns
North Carolina Rivers
Slate Belt

North Carolina's State Boundaries

State Boundaries
History of the Dividing Line
Separation of the Carolinas
Formation of Tennessee


North Carolina's Regions (selected entries)North Carolina's Regions

Coastal Plain and Sandhills Region

The Cradle of North Carolina: Coastal Plain and Sandhills
Great Dismal Swamp
Lake Matamuskeet
Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
Outer Banks
Sounds
Swamps
Pocosins
Wetlands

Link to Geologic Survey of North Carolina.  From the USGS, NCDENR.The Piedmont Region

The Piedmont Region: Economic Center of the State
Piedmont Urban Crescent
The Piedmont
Fall Line
Cape Fear River
Neuse River
Pilot Mountain

The Mountains

Mountains
Rugged Beauty and Age-Old Culture: The Mountain Region
Appalachian Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
Catawba River
French Broad River
Granfather Mountain
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Mt. Mitchell
New River
Waterfalls
Yadkin-Pee Dee River


North Carolina Climate & Weather (selected entries)

Climate and Weather in a Snap!
Climate and Weather Overview
Climate and Weather (3-part entry)
Gulf Stream
Isothermal Belt
Year Without a Summer
Seasoning Period
Banner Isom Miller

See more NCpedia articles on Weather and Climate

Educator Resources:

Grade 8: Exploring NC’s Government and Environment with The Lorax. North Carolina Civic Education Consortium. http://civics.sites.unc.edu/files/2012/05/NCGovtEnvironmentLorax.pdf

Grade 8: North Carolina Geography. North Carolina Civic Education Consortium. http://civics.sites.unc.edu/files/2012/05/NCGeography.pdf


Image Credits:

[Scenic views in the Babel Tower Gorge, Linville River, NC.] Photograph. September 1919. Item H.1919.35.3From the collections of the North Carolina Museum of History.  (accessed May 29, 2015).

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