11 - South_Asia_Feb_17_10 - South Asia The Geographic...

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South Asia South Asia
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The Geographic Setting The Geographic Setting Easy region to define Indian Ocean to east, south, and west Himalaya Mountains to the north 1/5 the land area of Africa 2x the population of Africa Unified through village culture;  common experience with British  colonialism
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South Asia: Landforms South Asia: Landforms 60 million years ago: Indian- Australian Plate collides with  Eurasian Plate Himalayas formed from crumpling of  both plates (over 8,500 meters) Continuous compression – Plateau of  Tibet behind Himalayas Lots of earthquakes (due to high degree  of tectonic and deep crustal fractures)
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South Asia: Landforms South Asia: Landforms South of Himalayas are Indus and Ganga  river basins, and Brahmaputra river:  - Flow from melt water in the Himalayas - Eroding the Himalayas and depositing silt  throughout lowland areas Ganga-Brahmaputra delta South of river basins is the Deccan  Plateau, flanked by Eastern and Western  Ghats
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South Asia: Climate South Asia: Climate Monsoons (around May/June):  summertime winds bringing rain from the  Indian Ocean Amplified by ITCZ esp. in the foothill of the  Himalayas (abt. 35 feet) Dry season (around November): caused  by winds blowing out from Central Asia-  winter rains in southeastern India and Sri  Lanka
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Monsoon and ITCZ
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course GEOG 040 taught by Professor Siehl,georgehenr during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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