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Asia Geography Vocab

Key Vocabulary for Asia Geography Unit

Monsoon 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)
Typhoon Strong storms that are similar to hurricanes and occur in the Pacific Ocean.
Tsunami Large waves that are caused by underwater earthquakes and underwater volcanic eruptions.
Loess Fertile yellowish soil that gives the Huang He its name and makes the area around the river very good for farming.
Fishery An area of the ocean that has a large population of fish and is therefore very good for fishing.
Archipelago A large group of islands.
Subcontinent A large landmass that is not quite as large as a continent.
Ring of Fire An area that circles the Pacific Ocean and is known for strong earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to the large amount of tectonic plate boundaries that are there.
Created by: Shaver