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Unit 9 - South Asia

South Asia

TermDefinition
Monsoon Seasonal winds that affect climate in the southern areas of Asia, resulting in wet spring and summer months and dry winter months.
Subcontinent Large landmass that is geographically set off from the larger continent.
Typhoons A severe tropical storm characterized by high winds that originates in the Indian Ocean or western Pacific Ocean.
Plate Tectonics Theory that explains the process that formed the continents and explains why the Earth’s crust shifts.
Tsunami Large Ocean wave that is caused by an earthquake along the ocean floor.
Migration Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions.
Earthquake A sudden violent shaking of the ground, typically causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action.
Cultural Landscape Geography landscape modified by the effects of human activity, such as farming, building.
Created by: jrichter