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Google Map Exercise 2 1. Three Gorges Dam—The Three Gorges Dam is located along the Yangtze River. Knowing that the Three Gorges Dam was located near Yichang, I panned around until I found the location. It appears to span a great distance—I needed to span to an altitude of 1.93km in order to view the dam in its entirety. The region surrounding the dam appears to be relatively populated, so one could safely assume many people had to be relocated in order for the creation of the Three Gorges Dam. Near the middle of the dam, visible water manipulation can be seen. 2. A low-lying area about to be flooded by the dam—I n order to find visible flooding, I just panned across the Yangtze River downstream around the area of the Three Gorges Dam. After some searching I found some visible flooding apparent downstream from the Three Gorges Dam. If you traverse along the Yangtze River, you can find many industrial areas that would be susceptible to flooding, especially with a season river such as the Yangtze. Largely populated areas that appear susceptible to such flooding include Wuhan and Nanjing. 3. Himalayas—It did not take much effort to find a mountain range as extensive as the Himalayas. I panned around the area of India, which is easily identifiable due to its peninsula shape. From there, to the northeast of India, was a chain of mountains which I could identify as the Himalayas. I had to scroll to an altitude of around 2200 km in order to view the encompassing arc of mountains. The Himalayas were formed from the collision of Indo- Australian and Eurasian plates. Due to the large size of the Himalayas, it has served as a physical barrier for the migration of people for many years. Thus, people from India and those of Tibet and China have been prevented from communication and trade, leading to steep cultural differences. 4. Tibetan Plateau—Initially I had some trouble finding the Tibetan Plateau. I knew that it covered a past portion of the Tibet Autonomous Region , so I used that as my starting point. From there, after some panning, I found the plateau due to its characteristic arid land and lack of civilization. Also the Tibetan Plateau appears to be surrounded by a vast array of mountain rangers, including the Kunlan Range in the Northwest and the Himalayas in the South. The
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