UNT GEOG 1200 - World Geography Lesson 3 Russia (7 pages)

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World Geography Lesson 3 Russia

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7
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Miscellaneous
School:
University of North Texas
Course:
Geog 1200 - World Reg Geog
Edition:
1

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RUSSIA World Regional Geography David Sallee Lesson 3 MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES z z z z z z z RUSSIA RUSSIA S DIMENSIONS z SPANS 11 TIME ZONES z GULF OF FINLAND TO ALASKA WEST TO EAST AND WELL ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE TO SALT LAKE CITY NORTH TO SOUTH z TWICE THE SIZE OF THE US OR CHINA z SIBERIA SLEEPING LAND LAND IMMENSE TERRITORIAL STATE NORTHERNMOST LARGE AND POPULOUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD A FORMER WORLD COLONIAL POWER A COMPARITIVELY SMALL 150 MILLION AND CONCENTRATED POPULATION CONCENTRATED DEVELOPMENT MULTICULTURAL STATE MINIMAL PORTS SIZE LOCATION AND SPACE RELATIONSHIPS z z z RUSSIA US SIZE COMPARISON LATITUDINAL EXTENT Northernmost point Rudolf Island in Franz Joseph Land 82o Southernmost point Grozny in west and Vladivostok in east 44o LONGITUDINAL EXTENT More than twice its maximum northnorth south extent and extends through 11 time zones Russia makes up 76 6 of the total territory of the former USSR 17 075 400 km almost km almost twice the size of the US 1 80 GROWTH OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE 60 40 20 FORWARD CAPITAL GROWTH OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE Capital city positioned in actually or potentially contested territory usually near an international border confirms the state state s determination to maintain its presence in the region 80o CLIMATOLOGY Arctic Circle Alaska z CLIMATE z WEATHER z CLIMATOLOGY 60o AVERAGE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR A GIVEN AREA OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME REFERS TO THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS AT A SPECIFIC PLACE AND TIME 40o A BRANCH OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY CONCERNED WITH z Hawaii z SPATIAL ARRANGEMENT OF CLIMATE OVER THE SURFACE OF THE EARH PROCESSES WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONAL IMPACT ON RUSSIA RUSSIA S CLIMATE 2 CLIMATE RUSSIAN CLIMATE z Affected by 3 natural conditions Latitudinal Position Continental Position Location of major mountains VEGETATION CLIMATE AS A RESTRICTIVE ELEMENT z z z AGRICULTURE Short growing seasons Drought prone Erosion accelerated via snow melt SETTLEMENT PATTERNS TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY High



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