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South east-asia-climate

  1. 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. 2. South Asia <ul><li>Six Climate Zones : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highland - coldest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humid Subtropical – warmer, green-covered valleys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semiarid – high temps., light rainfall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desert – driest, less than 10 in. of rain/yr. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tropical Wet – high temps., heavy rainfall, rainforests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tropical Wet & Dry – rainy & dry seasons </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Extreme Weather: Monsoons
  4. 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. 5. Extreme Weather: Cyclones <ul><li>Violent storm with fierce winds and heavy rain </li></ul><ul><li>Most extreme weather pattern in the region </li></ul><ul><li>Affects low-lying coasts (e.g. Bangladesh) with flooding and destruction of buildings and irrigation projects </li></ul>
  6. 6. South Asia: Vegetation <ul><li>Examine the map on page 557 & answer the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What type of vegetation dominates South Asia? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of vegetation dominates Sri Lanka & Bangladesh? </li></ul><ul><li>What parts of South Asia have desert and dry shrub vegetation? </li></ul>
  7. 7. East Asia <ul><li>Seven Climate Zones (page 626): </li></ul><ul><li>High Latitude </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subarctic – dry & cold, evergreen forests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highland – farther north, higher latitude = colder, forests & alpine tundra </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mid-Latitude Zones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Humid Continental – four seasons, grasslands, agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humid Subtropical – warmer, deciduous & coniferous forests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dry Zones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Semiarid – light rainfall, short grasses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Desert – driest areas (Taklimakan Desert, Gobi Desert) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tropical Zones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7. Tropical Wet – high temperatures, heavy rainfall, high humidity, tropical rainforests </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. East Asia: Climate Zones
  9. 9. Climate Comparison: East Asia & North America <ul><li>Examine the map on page 626 & answer the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>The southern coast of China is comparable in climate to which area of the United States? </li></ul><ul><li>Japan is comparable in climate to which two American states? </li></ul><ul><li>The subarctic region of China has a similar climate to what part of North America? </li></ul><ul><li>Which country in the region has a climate similar to the state of Georgia? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Extreme Weather: Typhoons <ul><li>Tropical storm, like a hurricane, that occurs in the western Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of circular winds moving around the center of the storm </li></ul><ul><li>Huge waves of water often hit land </li></ul>