Ch 12 geog

Ch 12 geog - Ch 12 South Asia S Asia India Pakistan...

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Ch 12: South Asia S Asia: - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives - Distinct landmass separated from the rest of Eurasia: “The Subcontinent” - Shared British colonial history—human geography - Physical setting: o Indo-Australian plate crashing into the Eurasion plate o Ganges River delta: Largest delta in the world Very fertile soils Prone to cyclones and extreme flooding Heavily populated - Physical subregions: o Himalayan mountains: Highest in the world o Indus and Ganges—Brahmaputra lowlands o Peninsular India dominated by Decan Plateau o Southern Islands: Sri Lanka, Maldives - Climate: o Tropical and subtropical except for mountains o Monsoon: seasonal change in wind direction the causes wet and dry periods o Orographic rainfall: caused by uplifting and cooling of moist air over mountains - S Asian monsoon o Low pressure in summer attracts moist air from Indian ocean o High pressure in north in winter brings dry air south - Environmental issues:
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