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14 - East_Asia_Feb_26_10 - EAST ASIA East Asia Landforms...

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EAST ASIA EAST ASIA
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East Asia: Landforms East Asia: Landforms Series of mountain ranges from north to south,  created by tectonic impact of South Asia i. Collision of Indian-Australian Plate and  Eurasian Plate ii. Plateau of Tibet (Xizang-Qinghai Plateau) iii. North of the Plateau: Mountains south of the  Junggar Basin, western Mongolia  Series of Basins/Depressions: i. Junggar Basin ii. Qaidam Basin iii. Tarim Basin
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East Asia: Landforms East Asia: Landforms Four Descending Steps: from west to  east: i. Top: Plateau of Tibet –  source of many  rivers of China and Southeast Asian i. Second step down: broad arc basin,  plateau, and low mountain ranges:  dry  basins and deserts of Xinjiang and Qinghai,  deserts of the Mongolian Plateau, Huang  He and Chang Jiang River Basins
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East Asia: Landforms East Asia: Landforms Four Descending Steps: from west to  east: i. Third step: broad coastal plains and  the deltas of China’s great rivers –  Zhu  Jiang (Pearl River) basin and Chang Jiang  basin, and Huang He lowland basin i. Fourth step: continental shelf,  covered  by the waters of the Yellow Sea, the East  China Sea, the South China Sea,  Islands   like Hong Kong and Taiwan
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