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deciduous describing trees that shed their leaves in the autumn
harness get control of and use
complex highly developed
irrigate to supply land with water through ditches or pipes
oasis a fertile area that rises in a desert wherever water is regularly available
homogeneous made up of many things that are the same
yurt a large, circular structure made of animal skins that can be packed up and moved from place to place; used as a home in Mongolia
significant important
Syr Dar’ya The rivers flow from mountains across deserts and are used for irrigation. The Syr Dar’ya begins in the eastern Fergana Valley and flows northwest through Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan where it empties into the Aral Sea.
Amu Dar’ya. The Amu Dar’ya also flows to the Aral Sea. It forms part of the border of the Central Asian republics with Afghanistan to the south.
A Variety of Climates .Dry conditions prevail across much of Central Asia, characterizing what is called an arid climate. The terrain is often harsh, ranging from desert to mountainous. The steppe of northern Kazakhstan receives a little more rain and has a semiarid climate.
A Variety of Climates Temperatures and precipitation in these areas vary according to location and elevation. Mountain valleys have hot, dry summers and cold winters. Rainfall varies from 4 inches to 20 inches (10 cm to 51 cm) per year.
A Variety of Climates Mountain foothills are cooler and get more rain. The high elevations are even colder, with more rain and snow. The Caucasus Mountains give Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia a climate much like the mountains of eastern Central Asia
A Variety of Climates The presence, however, of two large bodies of water—the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea—makes the region’s summers cooler and winters warmer.
A Variety of Climates The Black Sea gives Georgias coastal lowlands a humid subtropical climate with up to 100 inches of rainfall in a year Farther east in the mountains and mountain valleys the climate is much drier Along the Caspian Sea Azerbaijan has a hot and dry climate
Created by: 22pjimenez



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