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Amazon basin

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What are fluvial processes that give rise to particular land forms? Erosion, Deposition, Transportation
Name two soil processes. Weathering, Leaching
Name one large scale development project through which humans affect the natural landscape. Jara Project
How much rainfall does the Amazon basin receive annually. Over 1500 mm
What is the average temperature in the Amazon basin? Around 26 degrees Celsius
What is the Caracas project? A mining and industrial complex based on the worlds largest deposit of iron ore.
What areas are having wet and dry seasons? The Guyana and Brazilian Plateau.
What is the vegetation on the plateaus called? Savanna grassland
Which type of rainfall is experienced in the Central Amazon Basin. Convectional Rainfall
What are the areas flooded in spring called? Varzea
How were the Andes Mountains formed? Through the colliding of the South American and Nazca Plate.
Where are mangroves and reeds found? On the coast of the Amazon environment.
What is the I.T.C.Z.? A broad zone of low pressure found in equatorial areas where trade winds meet. Moist Northeast trade winds off Atlantic Ocean causes heavy rainfall.
How many layers does a tropical rainforest have? 4-5
What is the form of subsistence agriculture practiced by the Yanomani called? Shifting Cultivation (Slash & Burn)
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