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South East Asia Climate

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  • 1. 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
  • 2. South Asia
    • Six Climate Zones :
      • Highland - coldest
      • Humid Subtropical – warmer, green-covered valleys
      • Semiarid – high temps., light rainfall
      • Desert – driest, less than 10 in. of rain/yr.
      • Tropical Wet – high temps., heavy rainfall, rainforests
      • Tropical Wet & Dry – rainy & dry seasons
  • 3. Extreme Weather: Monsoons
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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?
  • 7. East Asia
    • Seven Climate Zones (page 626):
    • High Latitude
      • Subarctic – dry & cold, evergreen forests
      • Highland – farther north, higher latitude = colder, forests & alpine tundra
    • Mid-Latitude Zones
      • 3. Humid Continental – four seasons, grasslands, agriculture
      • Humid Subtropical – warmer, deciduous & coniferous forests
    • Dry Zones
      • 5. Semiarid – light rainfall, short grasses
      • 6. Desert – driest areas (Taklimakan Desert, Gobi Desert)
    • Tropical Zones
      • 7. Tropical Wet – high temperatures, heavy rainfall, high humidity, tropical rainforests
  • 8. East Asia: Climate Zones
  • 9. Climate Comparison: East Asia & North America
    • Examine the map on page 626 & answer the following questions:
    • The southern coast of China is comparable in climate to which area of the United States?
    • Japan is comparable in climate to which two American states?
    • The subarctic region of China has a similar climate to what part of North America?
    • Which country in the region has a climate similar to the state of Georgia?
  • 10. Extreme Weather: Typhoons
    • Tropical storm, like a hurricane, that occurs in the western Pacific
    • Made up of circular winds moving around the center of the storm
    • Huge waves of water often hit land