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UNM GEOG 140 - Environments in Asian Countries

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GEOG 140 1st Edition Lecture 12Outline of Last Lecture I. Economic CentralizationII. Soviet Influence on SSR’sA. Growth at a PriceIII. Central Asia after the Soviet UnionIV. Central Asia TodayV. Post-Soviet EraVI. Resource & Industrial ZonesVII. Russia after the Soviet UnionOutline of Current Lecture I. Asian MonsoonA. Dry WinterB. Wet SummerII. PrecipitationIII. Primary RegionsIV. TaiwanV. JapanA. Use of EnvironmentVI. KoreasCurrent LectureAsian Monsoon- Monsoon – seasonal wind eventsA. Dry winter- Brings wet and dry winters- Air flows down, towards water- Gets warmer and dryer down by the Himalayas B. Wet Summer- A lot of moisture- When air hits land, it rises- Starts in April- Affects northern China the mostPrecipitation- Even throughout the yearThese notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.- More fertile areas- Main crop = ricePrimary Regions- Yellow River Valley – very fertile, heavy silt load, growing delta, rising river bed, sedimentcarried by the wind- Three Gorges Canyon – mild climate, water flows through narrow canyons, largest dam in the world, ideal location for hydropower- Lower Chang Basin – river is flooding, land is unstable for agriculture, rural - Yunnan Plateau – mountains, valley’s, stone forest, heavy monsoon, moderate temperatures - Taklamakan Desert – river drain from Himalaya’sTaiwan - Tropical island - Volcanic- Dense populationJapan- Moderate climate- Human continental north- Human subtropical south - Affected by the monsoon- 127 million people- .3% of worlds land mass- Diverse landscapeA. Use of Environment- Top fishing nations in the world- Reliant on merchant marines- Main crop = rice- More technology in food production- No big farms- Import food from elsewhere- 67% remains scarce - Hardly any mineralsKoreas- Very mountainous- South has more plains- South is better suited for agriculture- North has a better diversity of resources- South has larger growth in population - South has a better, stronger


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