South Southeast and East Asia Physical Geography Mountains

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South, Southeast, and East Asia Physical Geography

South, Southeast, and East Asia Physical Geography

Mountains Himalayas (largest mountain range in the world) Western and Eastern Ghats (located in

Mountains Himalayas (largest mountain range in the world) Western and Eastern Ghats (located in India) Mount Fuji (located in Japan)

Himalayas

Himalayas

Ghats

Ghats

Mount Fuji Sacred to Shintos

Mount Fuji Sacred to Shintos

Influence of Mountains Population – fewer people live in the mountains Movement – mountains

Influence of Mountains Population – fewer people live in the mountains Movement – mountains make it more difficult for people to travel Climate – mountains affect the monsoon in India and they are also very cold

Bodies of Water Arabian Sea Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal Ganges River (located in

Bodies of Water Arabian Sea Indian Ocean Bay of Bengal Ganges River (located in India) Indus River (located in Pakistan) Mekong River (located in Southeast Asia Brahmaputra River (located in India) Pacific Ocean Yangtze River (located in China also called Chang Jiang) Yellow River (located in China also called Huang He)

Most rivers begin in Tibet

Most rivers begin in Tibet

Loess is wind blown dust

Loess is wind blown dust

Influence of Water Rivers, Seas, and Ocean Currents Agriculture – people live near rivers

Influence of Water Rivers, Seas, and Ocean Currents Agriculture – people live near rivers to grow food Trade – people in Asia trade using the seas and oceans Transportation – people use rivers and oceans for transportation because it is faster and cheaper

Ganges River in India considered sacred by Hindus The river is heavily polluted

Ganges River in India considered sacred by Hindus The river is heavily polluted

Climate Asia has varied climate regions ranging from tropical wet to humid continental Gobi

Climate Asia has varied climate regions ranging from tropical wet to humid continental Gobi Desert – located in western China Plateau of Tibet – high in elevation and very cold

Gobi Desert

Gobi Desert

Natural Hazards Monsoon – Seasonal wind that brings rain to India and Southeast Asia

Natural Hazards Monsoon – Seasonal wind that brings rain to India and Southeast Asia Typhoons – tropical storms (same as hurricane) Volcanic eruptions Earthquakes – Frequent in Japan and areas on Ring of Fire

Monsoon

Monsoon

Earthquakes

Earthquakes