Geography of southeast asia

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Geography of southeast asia

  1. 1. Geography of Southeast Asia
  2. 2. Countries ● ● ● Southeast Asia is made up of 11 countries. About ½ of the countries in the region are located on the mainland & the other ½ half are island countries. (Malaysia is both!) Over 20,000 islands! What is the term for a series of islands?
  3. 3. Landscape ● ● ● Southeast Asia's landscape is dominated by mountains & rivers. The mountains of of S.E. Asia were created when tectonic plates collided. Located on the “Ring of Fire” Where else have studied this year when plate tectonic impacted the landscape?
  4. 4. Climate & Vegetation ● ● The vast majority of SE Asia experiences tropical climate patterns. However, because of the mountainous terrain, there are regions that experience a highland climate. What factors cause this region to be predominately tropical? ● Describe a highland climate? ●
  5. 5. Impacts on Climate ● ● South East Asia's climate is drastically impacted by monsoons. Therefore, they have a wet and a dry season. Where else do monsoons take place? What causes monsoons to occur?
  6. 6. Impacts on Climate ● ● South East Asia's climate is drastically impacted by monsoons. Therefore, they have a wet and a dry season. Where else do monsoons take place? What causes monsoons to occur?

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