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Geography of the Non-Western World (Geosciences 105) Oregon State University L.C. Becker Final Examination Review Since the mid-term examination, we have studied the regional geography of East Asia and Southeast Asia. The examination on this section will cover the readings in Rowntree et al.’s Diversity Amid Globalization , lectures, recitations. Please be sure that you understand all of the terms and concepts on the lecture outlines and the highlighted terms in the book (in bold print). In addition, the following questions can help you to prepare for the exam. Environmental Geography Where are the tropical humid (A), dry (B), mild midlatitude (C), and continental midlatitude (D) climates found in East Asia (including western China) and Southeast Asia? East Asia – really hard to explain. Just look at the map on page 466. Southeast asia – everything is “tropical humid” except the northernmost chunk of Vietnam and laos which is midlatitude climate. The north tip of Burma is also midlatitude climate. Page 563 How do regular changes in the position of the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) make seasons in southeast Asia? Know when the wet and dry seasons occur. Look at the map on page 563 but the mainland is basically the same as India. The islands are pretty consistently soaking wet and hot. What environmental problems does the Yellow River (Huang He) Basin face? Because of deforestation, there is disasterous flooding in northern china. Because of the flooding the huang he carries a huge sediment load. When the river enters the low-lying plain it deposits the silt until the river bed gets too high and the river spills over and finds a new path. Currently high dikes have been built to keep the river in place. However, when it eventually reroutes there will be disaterous flooding of the densely populated north china plain. What is the Three Gorges Dam controversy (know pros and cons)? A series of large dams to control flooding and generate 11% of china’s energy requirement. The biggest dam would be built in the three gorges area and would be the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. However, it is jeopardizing several endangered species and ddisplacing 1.2 to 1.9 million people. Because of this the world bank withdrew its support. China decided to go ahead
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course GEO 105 taught by Professor Becker during the Winter '08 term at Oregon State.

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