The One Minute Geographer: The Great Plains — Even More Energy

Map from US National Park Service. Meridian, red oval showing coal fields, and black dots added by the author. (North dot shows Williams County; south dot shows McKenzie.)

We saw in previous posts on the One Minute Geographer how we can learn about the Great Plains by following the 100-degree meridian (longitude line). We saw how that line very roughly follows some of the windiest areas of the USA and how the Plains have become a major area of wind energy production.



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Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.