Save
Busy. Please wait.
Log in using Clever
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
focusNode
Didn't know it?
click below
 
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Know
0:00
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

SW Asia Geo Vocab

SW Asia Geography Terms Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Oasis A wet fertile area in a desert that is fed by underground water
Fossil Water Underground water that is not being replaced by enough rainfall
Irrigation Supplying water to crops using a fresh source of water
Silt Fertile soil that is deposited on the banks of rivers
Surplus More than what is needed
Scarcity Not enough for all wants and needs
Middle East Another name for SW Asia
Desert Sunny, dry, and barren climate zone that gets less than ten inches of rain a year
Steppe Semi-arid region between deserts and wetter areas. Steppes have short grasses and shrubs. 10-20 inches of rain a year.
Mediterranean Climate Climate zone with dry, sunny, warm summers and cooler and wetter winters. Found in coastal areas in the middle latitudes.
Nomads People groups who often move from place to place.
Agriculture The practice of farming for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products.
Subsistence Agriculture Growing just enough food to feed yourself and your family.
Arid Very dry. Think the desert.
Humid An area that gets a lot of rain.
Semi-Arid A mostly dry region that gets more rain than a desert (think steppe).
Tropical In social studies this is used to mean an area that has warm temperatures.
Temperate An area with temperatures that change from cool and cold to warm and sometimes hot, but generally in the middle of the two extremes.
Polar In social studies this is areas that experience cold to very cold temperatures a large part of the year.
Reservoir Lakes created by dams where water is stored.
Desalination The process of removing salt and other chemicals from seawater.
Created by: Shaver
 

 



Voices

Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards