Great Lakes Map
Great Lakes Map
The Great Lakes map shows the physical and political features of the Great Lakes & its surrounding areas. The base map shows key points of interest such as campsites, trailheads, other major landmarks, and infrastructures. Relief shading and different hues of colors are used to depict the height above sea level. The map is available in high-quality print in different finishing materials like paper, matte plastic, and laminated.
About Great Lakes
The Great Lakes map shows the 5 lakes that make up the Great Lakes system: Lake Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. These are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes primarily in the upper mid-east region of North America, on the Canada–United States border, which connects to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.
It is the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total area, and second-largest by total volume, containing 21% of the world's surface fresh water by volume. The total surface of the lake is 94,250 square miles (244,106 km2), and the total volume is 5,439 cubic miles (22,671 km3).
5 Great Lakes Map
The 5 Lakes lie in separate basins but they form a single, naturally interconnected body of fresh water, within the Great Lakes Basin. The water flows from Superior to Huron and Michigan, southward to Erie, and finally northward to Lake Ontario. Lakes drain a large watershed via many rivers and are studded with approximately 35,000 islands.
1. Lake Erie: It derived its name from the Erie tribe, a shortened form of the Iroquoian word erielhonan "long tail". The Lake has a surface area of 9,910 sq mi (25,700 km2) and a maximum depth of 210 ft (64 m).
2. Lake Huron: The lake is named after the inhabitants of the area, the Wyandot (or "Hurons"), by the first French explorers. It has the surface area of 23,000 sq mi (60,000 km2) and a maximum depth of 748 ft (228 m).
3. Lake Michigan: It is named from the Ojibwa word mishi-gami "great water" or "large lake". The lake has a surface area of 22,300 sq mi (58,000 km2) and a maximum depth of 925 ft (282 m).
4. Lake Ontario: The Lake Ontario derived its named from the Wyandot (Huron) word ontarí'io "lake of shining waters". It has a surface area of 7,340 sq mi (19,000 km2) and a maximum depth of 804 ft (245 m).
5. Lake Superior: The name is the English translation of the French term lac supérieur, referring to its position north of Lake Huron. Lake Superior has the surface area of 31,700 sq mi (82,000 km2) and a maximum depth of 1,333 ft (406 m).
The Great Lakes has a humid continental climate with varying influences from air masses from other regions including dry, cold Arctic systems, mild Pacific air masses, and warm, wet tropical systems. The lakes themselves also have a moderating effect on the climate. They can increase precipitation totals and produce lake effect snowfall.
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