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Asia Geography Vocab
Key Vocabulary for Asia Geography Unit
|Seasonal WINDS that bring heavy rain in the summer and dry air in the winter. (You should know WHY that happens and HOW it affects the people of Asia)
|Fertile yellowish soil that gives the Huang He its name and makes the area around the river very good for farming.
|An area of the ocean that has a large population of fish and is therefore very good for fishing.
|A large group of islands.
|A large landmass that is not quite as large as a continent.
|The way China produces most of its electricity.
|Coal Power Plants
|Causes of flooding in Asia.
|Summer Monsoon Rains, Pavement, Melting Snow and Ice in the Himalayas
|Causes of air pollution in Asia.
|Factories (Industries), Coal Power Plants, Cars, Traffic, Over Population
|Causes of water pollution in Asia.
|Trash, Sewage, Fertilizer Runoff, Industry, Over Population, Scattering of Ashes of Dead People (only in Ganges River)
|Source of many of the rivers of Asia.
|Melting snow and ice in the Himalayas
|Rich soil that is deposited on the banks of rivers when they flood.
|Reasons people settle along rivers.
|Water for drinking, water for irrigation, water for bathing and cleaning, fertile land along the river (silt), trade, industrial uses
|Fancy social studies word for dry.
|Fancy social studies word for rainy.
|Fancy social studies word for warm.
|Fancy social studies word for cold.
|Able to be sailed through by ships or boats