Affects the local Climate and Biomes Moisture doesnt make it to the desert so

Affects the local climate and biomes moisture doesnt

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Affects the local Climate and Biomes Moisture doesn’t make it to the desert so coast is more Mediterranean Coastal Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia is much more climatically and culturally Mediterranean (they face western Europe) They have interacted with Europe for centuries Coastal fringe deals much more with Europe than Middle East Not a single line of mountains Only mountain range - Atlas mountain - Not a huge divider Exceptions: North Africa = vast flat desert (500m above sea level) Narrow coastal regions that quickly jump up to mountains/plateaus Escarpment - An abrupt jump in elevation that separates 2 level areas w/ dif. Elevations Contains Mecca and Medina Hejaz is part of Saudi Arabia but consider themselves culturally separate Mediterranean style climate on western coast (Hejaz Regio) Sarawat Mountains (Run on western coast) - 1200-2000m (3-5k ft) high Separates a thin coastal region from the arid interior Lebanon Mountains use to be covered in forest 2-3k m high similar to Sarawat and Atlas Mountains Lebanon Mountains - Mt. Lebanon in the Lebanon mountains Reach their peak in Yemen (Jabal an Nabi Shu-ayb: 3666m or 12,028ft) ***As you go further south in the Arabian Peninsula the Mountains get higher Cinderblock - pick it up and tilt it - sliding board to Persian Gulf Eastern coast is mostly 100 m above sea level Arabian Peninsula = Escarpment - runs along the west coast of the Arabian Peninsula Turkey and Iran are basically encircled by mountains to their interiors are 3-4000 feet above sea level They are giant elevated plateaus Anatolia Plateau: High central Plateau with narrow band of coastal plains around it Taurus (South) and Pontic (North) As you progress from western to eastern Turkey the Mountains get more rugged - lots of moisture and source of Euphrates, Tigris and Aires Possible place Noah landed after the flood Mount Ararat (5137 m and 16854 ft above sea level) Mountain ranges jump right up off the coast Turkey
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