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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) Monsoons
Fertile yellowish soil that gives the Huang He its name and makes the area around the river very good for farming. Loess
An area of the ocean that has a large population of fish and is therefore very good for fishing. Fishery
A large group of islands. Archipelago
A large landmass that is not quite as large as a continent. Subcontinent
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. Silt
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. Arid
Fancy social studies word for rainy. Humid
Fancy social studies word for warm. Tropical
Fancy social studies word for cold. Polar
Able to be sailed through by ships or boats Navigable
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