Climate: South & East Asia Climate: South Asia Highland Climate: East Asia Humid Subtropical Semiarid Desert Tropical Wet Tropical Wet & Dry Monsoons Cyclones Subarctic Highland Humid Subtropical Humid Continental Semiarid Desert Tropical Wet Extreme Weather Climate Zones Typhoons Extreme Weather High Latitudes Mid-Latitude Tropical Zones Dry Zones
Monsoons Left: “The monsoon season in India is always awesome and erratic. The death toll in flooding so far this year (June 2007) has surpassed 500 across India. A rickshaw puller in Calcutta coped with a particularly heavy downpour.” – New York Times, 2007 Right: “Fields in Raipur, India, swell with water. Heavy rains in South Asia have claimed more than 500 lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.” – Time, 2007
Extreme Weather: Cyclones
Violent storm with fierce winds and heavy rain
Most extreme weather pattern in the region
Affects low-lying coasts (e.g. Bangladesh) with flooding and destruction of buildings and irrigation projects
South Asia: Vegetation
Examine the map on page 557 & answer the following questions:
What type of vegetation dominates South Asia?
What type of vegetation dominates Sri Lanka & Bangladesh?
What parts of South Asia have desert and dry shrub vegetation?