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Geog & Env of Asia

Geography & Environment of East & Southeast Asia

TermDefinition
Hydroelectricity Using the movement of water to generate electricity
Arable Suitable for growing crops; fertile
Loess Yellowish brown fertile silt or topsoil
Population Density Average number of people living in a square mile
Subcontinent A division of a continent, often containing areas with a similar culture or a similar climate
Typhoon A violent storm that develops over the Pacific Ocean
Tsunami A wave generated by shifts in Earth's crust
Monsoon A seasonal wind that blows across the region at certain times during the year
Ganges River The most sacred river in India
Yangtze River China's longest river
Three Gorges Dam Hydroelectric dam built along China's Yangtze River
Yellow River Another name for the Huang He River due to the loess it carries downstream
"China's Sorrow" Nickname for the Huang He River due to its destructive flooding
Mekong River River that flows through China, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam
Tokyo, Japan The most crowded urban area in the world
Rivers Most people in southeast Asia live near ___
Summer Season when monsoon winds bring the most rain to the Indian subcontinent
Himalayas The world's highest mountain range
Plateau of Tibet Region north of the Himalayas that receives little rainfall because the mountains block moisture coming from the seas
Air pollution This was a concern for athletes coming to compete in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
Japan Island country with very little farming and agriculture and more industry and technology
South Korea The country on the Korean Peninsula with more farmland and mild temperatures
North Korea The country on the Korean Peninsula that is more mountainous and cooler than the other country
Rice Vietnam's warm and tropical climate make it ideal for growing this crop
Technology Japan specializes in ___ since it has few natural resources and little farming
Indus River River that begins in the Himalayas and flows through India and Pakistan
Bay of Bengal Body of water east of India; the Ganges River flows into this body of water
Sea of Japan Body of water between the Asian mainland and Japan
South China Sea Body of water between the Philippines and Vietnam, often experiencing monsoons and typhoons
Yellow Sea Body of water that the Huang He flows into off of China's northeastern coast
Taklimakan Desert Desert in northwestern China
Gobi Desert Asia's largest desert covering parts of Mongolia and northern China
Pollution The Ganges River is suffering from water ___ due to sewage, chemicals, and human and animal remains
Earthquakes Natural force that could threaten to destroy the Three Gorges Dam
Ring of Fire Japan experiences earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis because it is a part of the ___ around the Pacific Ocean
Brown cloud Air pollution in rural areas of India can cause a ___ to form which reduces rainfall and temperatures
Winter During the ___, monsoon winds blow across India coming from the Himalayas
Nomads People who live in the desert regions of Asia and move in search of food and water for their families and herds
Peninsula North and South Korea are located on this type of landform
Dragon Rivers in China are often represented by this creature
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