Lesson 2 (physical characteristics)

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Lesson 2 (physical characteristics)

  1. 1. ASIA<br />PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS<br />
  2. 2. North or Central Asia<br />Characterized by continuous cover of plants or grasslands.<br />Grasslands: lacking in trees<br />
  3. 3. North or Central Asia<br />3 types:<br />Steppes: shallow-rooted grasses<br />Western portion of the Black Sea eastward beyond Lake Balkash.<br />Kyrgyz Steppe; patches can also be found in Manchuria and the Ordos Desert in East Asia<br />Prairies: tall and deep-rooted grasses<br />Located on the northern side of the Russian steppes and in Manchuria<br />Savannas: mingling of forests and grasslands<br />Found in Southeast Asia and the African continent<br />
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  5. 5. North or Central Asia<br />Boreal Forest (Taiga)<br />17% of the total land area of the Earth<br />In Russia, it means marshy pine forest<br />Coniferous<br />Usually located in areas south of tundras and north of grasslands<br />Can be found in Siberia<br />Climate is cool, rain and snow occurs less<br />
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  7. 7. North or Central Asia<br />Tundras:<br />Can also be found in Russia<br />Finnish word TUNTURIA (treeless plain)<br />Seldom inhabit the place<br />
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  9. 9. North or Central Asia<br />Home to the deepest lake in the world <br /> LAKE BAIKAL<br />Maximum depth: 1,620 meters<br />
  10. 10. West asia<br />Includes the Northern Tier, Arabian Peninsula and the Fertile Crescent<br />Characterized by the presence of mountains and plateaus (Turkey and Iran).<br />Anatolian Plateau (supports farming)<br />Iranian plateau: land is dry<br />Large population<br />Sparse population<br />
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  12. 12. Northern portion: Hindu Kush and Himalayas<br />Southern portion: Bodies of water (Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal)<br />Himalayan Mountain range<br />Mt. Everest<br />Mt. Kanchenjunga<br />Hindu Kush  Khyber pass (Gateway to India)<br />SOUTH ASIA<br />
  13. 13. Gobi desert, Mongolian and Tibetan Plateaus, and the Himalayas<br />EAST ASIA<br />
  14. 14. Southeast asia<br />
  15. 15. monsoons<br />habagat<br />amihan<br />

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