GEOG 1001Feb24

GEOG 1001Feb24 - GEOG 1001 Feb.24 Russia Intro: Setting the...

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GEOG 1001 Feb.24 Russia Intro: Setting the boundaries: Northern half of Eurasia Includes Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, and America Rapid political and economic change Domain o Persisting Russian influence Russia: World’s largest country Spans 11 time zones Most region 50-70 degrees N Continentality H 2 O absorbs insulation slower than land, but releases it slower Water bodies help stabilize air temps Continental climates have wide annual temp ranges Regions: The European West o Extension of European lowland - E. to Ural Mts. [Ukraine] o Rivers: - Dneiper- flow to black sea - Don- black sea - Dvina - Volga o Environmental Influence - Poor soils, forest north of Moscow - Central European Russia Acidic Podzol soils - South of 50 degree Chernozem soils - “dark earth” various grain Ural Mountains and Siberia o Ural Mts. – N. Kazakhstan to Arctic Ocean - Natural Boundary between Europe and Asia - Highly eroded- exposed mineral wealth
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