Actual Geography of Park City, Utah.

Essay by taubej05College, UndergraduateA, February 2006

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I chose a photo of Park City, Utah because I was very intrigued with the geography and the climate when I took a trip there in February of this year. I have always enjoyed cold winter places with abundant snowfall and mountains. Park City fits these characteristics very well as it is in a mountainous part of the United States of America and it is a place of much accumulation of snowfall and cold temperatures in the majority of its winter months. Also given the high altitudes of its mountains it sustains its snow cover in the mountains very late into the spring and snow begins to accumulate again early in fall. Also the vegetation and wildlife was abundant in this part of the country and I also found it very interesting. Given all these factors I felt the photograph of Park City would make for an interesting geography presentation.

My picture of Park City, Utah demonstrates geography's effects on a location. My location is a D climate, which means that it is humid continental and sub-arctic. A D climate consists of mid-latitude areas that have harsh winters and mild or warm summers. Park City, Utah has large mountain ranges that seemingly sprout from the ground. Unlike mountains on the east coast the mountains seem to begin at a much lower elevations than mountains in the east. Given the high elevations and vulnerability to strong wind there is little vegetation in the picture. There are a few small coniferous trees in the picture but no deciduous trees because they can not survive the high winds. In the picture of Park City there are is a large amount of snow on the ground. Park City receives large amounts of snowfall partially due to its high altitude and partially due to its...