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Unformatted text preview: destroyed Many southeast Asian countries have established bans on the export of raw logs o Smoke and Air Pollution • Increasingly poor air quality from urban smog, dry conditions, smoke from clearing forests for other uses o Patterns of Physical Geography • Mainland Environments Rugged uplands interspersed with broad lowlands associated with large rivers Mountains near Thai-Burma border • The Influence of the Monsoon Tropical monsoon and tropical wet climates in SE Asia Monsoon winds bring hot and rainy season (May to October) Dry and hot conditions (November to April) • Insular Environments Is a region of countless islands • Indonesia has more than 13,000 islands • Philippines has 7,000 islands • Island Climates More complex than on the mainland • Receives rain during the Northern Hemisphere's winter Typhoons: tropical hurricanes that bring heavy rainfall...
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course GEOG 120 taught by Professor Whitmore during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08