Ch. 15, sec. 2 -climate and vegetation

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Ch. 15, sec. 2 -climate and vegetation

  1. 1. Chapter 15, Section 2
  2. 2.  Kara Kum – covers most of Turkmenistan Kyzyl Kum – in Uzbekistan Together they cover 230,000 sq. mi.
  3. 3.  Grassland that extends from southern Ukraine to Altay mountains Chernozem found here
  4. 4.  Taiga – mostly coniferous forest Home to many kinds of animals
  5. 5.  Redwoods  Oak Trees Birch Trees  Maple Trees
  6. 6.  Evergreens Spruce Trees Pine Trees
  7. 7.  Arctic climate zone Vegetation = mosses, lichens, small herbs and low shrubs
  8. 8.  Dominated by humid continental and subarctic climates Climates are affected by high latitude, the wall of mountains to the southeast and continentality – a region’s distance from the moderating influence of the sea
  9. 9.  Seattle Fargo Miami Russian Weather
  10. 10. 4750 miles
  11. 11.  Most moisture comes from the Atlantic Ocean  Loses moisture the further inland it goes
  12. 12.  It is so cold in Siberia that they can use frozen lakes and rivers as roads during parts of the year
  13. 13.  Mountains block moist air traveling northward from the Indian and Pacific oceans creating semiarid and desert climates in Central Asia
  14. 14.  Transcaucasia – subtropical climate due to moist air from the Mediterranean Sea

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