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


Rivers and River Basins


North Carolina Rivers
Cape Fear River
Catawba River
French Broad River
Neuse River
New River
Roanoke River
Yadkin-Pee Dee River
Interactive river map/river basin resources from the N.C. Dept. of Environmental Quality


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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