Chapter 11 The Austral Realm

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Chapter 11 The Austral Realm 1. Austral means south. A location far from the sources of its dominant cultural heritage but close to its newfound economic partners on the western Pacific Rim. 2. Southern Ocean is the ocean that surrounds Antarctic. 3. Subtropical Convergence is a narrow marine transition zone, girdling the globe at approximately latitude 40 S, that marks the equatorward limit of the frigid Southern Ocean and the poleward limits of the warmer Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans to the north. 4. West Wind Drift is the clockwise movement of water as a current that circles around Antarctica in the Southern Ocean. 5. Biogeography is the study of floral plant life and fauna animal life in spatial perspective. 6. Wallace’s Line is the zoogeographical boundary proposed by Alfred Russell Wallace that separates the marsupial fauna of Australia and New Guinea from the nonmarsupial fauna of Indonesia. 7.
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course GEOG 142 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at Mott Community College.

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