INITIAL SCREENING 1. 1.1. Finland Climate The average temperature: 4.

8 °C Temperature range: 24 °C The highest monthly average temperature: 22 °C (July) The lowest monthly average low temperature: -9 °C (January and February) Rainfall per year: 688 mm (27.1 in) or 57 mm (2.3 in) per month Sunlight hours: 0.6 hours per day (December) and 9.8 hours per day (June) 1.2. Topography Finland is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finlandm between Sweden and Russia, comprising 338,145 sq km. It has an estimated population of 5,223,442 (2005). Major environmental concerns: air pollution from manufacturing and power plants contributing to acid rain; water pollution from industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals; habitat loss threatens wildlife populations. 1.3. Natural Resources Finland’s main natural resources: timber, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, chromite, nickel, gold, silver, limestone 2. 2.1. Sweden Climate The average temperature: 6.6 °C Temperature range: 21 °C The highest monthly average temperature: 22 °C (July) The lowest monthly average low temperature: -5°C (January, February) Rainfall per year: 554 mm (21.8 in) or 46 mm (1.8 in) per month Sunlight hours: 0.8 hours per day (December) and 10.6 hours per day (June) 2.2. Topograhy Sweden is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, betweem Finland and Norway, comprising of 449,964 sq km. It has a population of 9,001,774 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: acid rain damage to soils and lakes; pollution of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

5 in) per month Sunlight hours: 1.3 hours per day (December) and 7. August) The lowest monthly average low temperature: -1 °C (January.3. silver. zinc.3. the Vaalserberg and the lowest point is Prins Alexanderpolder.4 hours per day (June) 4.2. August) The lowest monthly average low temperature: 2 °C (January.3 in) or 64 mm (2. is extensively covered with glacial deposits of clay and sand. February) Rainfall per year: 766 mm (30.6°C Temperature range: 10.2. broken in places by low hills. 3. Netherlands Climate The average temperature: 9.2. iron ore. The highest point of land.1. February) Rainfall per year: 769 mm (30. 4. water power.7 hours per day (December) and 6. dolomite 4.2 in) or 64 mm (2. but lacks significant oil and coal deposits.6 °C Temperature range: 16 °C The highest monthly average temperature: 22 °C (July. gypsum. Ireland Climate The average temperature: 9. central lowland composed of limestone surrounded by a broken border of coastal mountains. peat. Natural Resources Natural gas. . lead. copper. 3. The central plain.5 in) Sunlight hours: 1. Natural Resources Sweden has rich natural supplies of coniferous forests. uranium and other minerals. Topograhy The topography of the island of Ireland features a hilly. limestone. the lowlands and the higher eastern section of the country.7 hours per day (May) 3.1. barite. Topograhy The country falls into three natural topographical divisions: the dunes.5 °C The highest monthly average temperature: 19 °C (July. 3.

2 in) or 36 mm (1. bordering the North Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. salt.4 in) per month Sunlight hours: 4. petroleum.220 sq km.1. comprising 324. threatening fish stocks.3 hours per day (December) and 12.3.5 hours per day (July) . February) Rainfall per year: 730 mm (28. limestone.041 (2005). Natural Resources Natural gas. west of Sweden. peat. 5.1 hours per day (June) 5. acid rain damaging forests and adversely affecting lakes. 5. Norway Climate The average temperature: 6. Spain Climate The average temperature: 13. hydroelectric power.1. Topograhy Norway is located in Northern Europe. sand and gravel. 6. 6.2. Norway is the second largest exporter of seafood in 2006 and the fourteenth largest oil producer and the sixth largest natural gas producer.593.8 hours per day (December) and 8.4.5 °C Temperature range: 19 °C The highest monthly average temperature: 33 °C (July) The lowest monthly average low temperature: 0 °C (January) Rainfall per year: 436 mm (17.3.2 °C Temperature range: 22 °C The highest monthly average temperature: 22 °C (July) The lowest monthly average low temperature: -7 °C (January. arable land 5. natural gas. air pollution from vehicle emissions. forestsm and minerals.4 in) per month Sunlight hours: 0.7 in) or 61 mm (2. It has a population of 4. Natural Resources Norway has rich resources of oil. Major environmental concerns are: water pollution.

sepiolite. zinc. fluorspar. kaolin. hydropower. 6. copper. arable land . uranium. mercury.3. magnesite. lead. Catalonia and the Ebro Valley. lignite. Natural Resources Coal. tungsten. iron ore. The central plateau.2. potash. Andalucia. gypsum. The Lavante (the only mediterranean costal belt).6. pyrites. Topograhy Continental Spain is divided into five general topographic regions: The northern coastal belt (mountainous region).

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