GEO 105 Notes Nov 7

GEO 105 Notes Nov 7 - GEO 105 Notes Nov 7 SOUTH ASIA I....

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GEO 105 Notes Nov 7 SOUTH ASIA I. Bordered by: a. Himalayan Mountains b. Indian Ocean c. Arabian Sea d. Bay of Bengal II. 2 nd densest population III. South Asian Poverty a. Poverty i. Rural villages extremely poor 1. Little access to electricity and clean water ii. Urban dwellers distressed also 1. Shantytowns, overcrowded cities b. Successful middle class poses a stark contrast IV. Landform: Peninsular highlands p514 a. Deccan plateau i. Ancient lava formation ii. 1/3 of the plateau region b. Surrounded by highlands i. The East and Western Ghats ii. Rugged Areas iii. Sparsely populated c. Mountain Rim i. Collision of plates ii. Himalayan and Karakoram Ranges
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iii. Fertile valleys 1. Isolated villages iv. Earthquake prone v. Resource potential 1. Coal 2. Oil d. The Plains i. Home of the Great Dynasties ii. Major rivers iii. Agriculturally productive iv. Densest populations v. Deserts and harsh environments vi. British set their capital e. Coastal fringe and Southern Islands i. Mixed group of features ii. Generally narrow iii. Fertile area iv. Dense populations v. Number of large cities V. Climate p516 a. Mountains i. Isolate surface air ii. Orographic effect- uplift of air causes rainfall b. Seas i. Provide moisture ii. Seasonal patterns (monsoons)
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1. Cool and dry winters 2. Hot and dry from March to June 3. June to September is rainy season
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