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Asia: Priscilla Rhym, Maggie Tolar, Arianna Lee

Human and Physical Geography

Priscilla Rhym

on 5 October 2012

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Transcript of Asia: Priscilla Rhym, Maggie Tolar, Arianna Lee

Human and Physical features Asia Eastern Asia South-Eastern Asia South-Western Asia Physical Geography Physical Geography Physical Geography Landforms Human Geography Animals Korea! Infrastructure Landforms Climate/ Weather Landforms Climate and Weather Vegetation Climate & Weather Ecosystems and Biomes Vegetation Water Ecosystem/Biomes Water Religion and Language History and Traditions Social Activities and Entertainment Water Mongolian Plateau
Gobi Desert
Altai Mountains MONGOLIA: Japan CHINA: Landforms Vegetation Climate & Weather Water Ecosystem/Biomes Himilyas
-Mt Everest
Plateau of Tibet
North China Plain
Manchurian Plain Taiwan: Jade Mountain Range
Taipei Basin
Lin-ko Plateau Eastern Asia Human Geography Infrastructure Religion Language Culture Social
Activities China:
South Chinese Tiger
Alligator Taiwan:
Deer Mongolia:
Snow Leopard
(Wild Horse) Forest: Gyerim is a small woodland located at the Gyeongju National Park in South Korea. China:
Yangtze River
Great Lakes of China
South and East China Seas Mountain: Chilbosan is a mountain on the border of Ansan and Suwon in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It stands 239 meters above sea level and 3 miles from the Yellow Sea coast. River: The Han River is a very famous river in Seoul, South Korea.
Many pedestrians and bikers travel both ways by this river. Winters are very harsh
Summers bring torrential rain
Spring and Fall- yellow dust storms Temperature- Winter; temperatures can get as low as 17 degrees F.
Summers; temperature can get as high as 82 degrees F Over 4,500 species of plant life known in Korea.
About two-thirds of the land was covered by plant life and forests.
Today, the original forests have almost disappeared. Mostly coniferous and deciduous forests. Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests Han River, Yellow Sea, Sea of Japan Mongolia:
Uvs Lake
Orkhon River
Hovsgol Nuur Taiwan:
Sun Moon Lake
Wu River
Taiwan Strait China:
Tropical Rainforest
Temperate Rainforest Biomes Taiwan:
Temperate Rainforest
Temperate Forests
Grassland Mongolia:
Temperate Forest China:
winter- cold and dry
summer- hot and rainy
temperature range from -40 deg. F -100 deg. F Mongolia:
Average Summer temp: 65 F
Average Winter temp: -13 F
250 Sunny days per year Taiwan:
High Temperatures
Massive Rainfall
Tropical Cyclones
Very Humid China:
Islam Mongolia:
shamanism South-Eastern Asia Human Geography Water: Lake Kuttara is known to be the cleanest Fresh Water in Japan. Mountain: Mt. Fuji (Fujisan) is the highest stratovolcano in Japan. Its shape is nearly perfect. River: Shinano River (longest river in Japan-228 miles long) Tokyo is 61 degrees F, for Sapporo-city in Hokkaido is 48 degrees F, and for Naha-city in Okinawa is 74 degrees F. Vegetation varied from Lush Green forests to Desert Plants. Very diverse from forests of conifers as well as birch and larch trees. Coastal desert biome, alpine Tundra biome, and Subarctic Tundra Biome. Radioactive water in Japan.
Could take decades to clean. Korea! Infrastructure Religion and Language History and Tradition Social Activities and Entertainment Clothing and Food Japan! Infrastructure Religion and Language History and Tradition Social Activities and Entertainment Clothing and Food Very advanced and modern infrastructure. 63 Building- made by an American Architectural firm and it is 817 ft high. The predominant religions in South Korea are Buddhist faith and a large Christian population (composed of Catholic Christians and Protestants of various denominations) Large population is Atheist. Hangul is the language spoken in both South and North Korea. There are no other languages that are spoken, although English is a very popular secondary language. Korea was created during the Kingdom of Joseon (1392-1897)
Korea was ruled by Japan in 1910-1945. Korea's tradition is still, today, very popular. The formal wear of Hanboks are still worn for weddings, parties, and special occasions. Other traditions that must be followed:
- Never wear your shoes inside a person's house.
- Never place silverware or chopsticks inside of food.
-Always look up to your elders, and bow.
-Never look your superior directly in the eye. South Korea is very big on urbanization especially since Korea's population is over 49 million.
Social activities: Karaoke, Kakao talk, and soccer. Entertainment: Kpop, Naver, Cyworld, and Youtube. Clothing: long baggy shirts, skirts, tight jeans.

Food: Galbi, Bulgogi, Chachangmyun. Arianna Lee, Maggie Tolar, Priscilla Rhym, Thanks for Watching! building:Yokohama Landmark Tower- tallest building in Japan (970 ft)
Rinku Gate Tower (840 ft) Shinto and Buddhism are the main religions of Japan.
Shinto is the belief that gods take forms of everyday things such as rivers, mountains, clouds, weather, etc.
Today, they do not follow up on their religious on a regular basis, but may go to the shrine or temple during New Years. Consists of three different character sets: Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana.
Kanji consists of thousands of Chinese characters, and Hiragana and Katakana consists of 46 character each. Japan is known to have started in the 1st century AD.
Main influences of Japan came from China. Traditions: Drinking tea is very traditional.
While wearing the tradition Kiminos, drinking tea is a must. Japan's Social activities and Entertainment are very popular not only in Japan, but around the world.
-Jpop, Karaoke, Amusement Parks, Manga/anime, Hot Springs, and Pachinko (mixture of slot machine and pinball. Mostly dress the same way as Americans.
Popular apparel: Kiminos and dresses/skirts. Food: sushi, tonkatsu, udong, Ramen, etc. Taiwan:
Yi Guan Do China:
-Cantonese Mongolia:
Buriat The typical weather in South-western Asia is hot and dry, with an occasional storm. The climate is South-western Asia is semi-arid, or desert like. Taiwan:
Mandarin Chinese
Hokkien Due to the climate, the vegetation consists of things like short-grasses that can grow with little water. Taurus Mts, Syrian Desert, Anatolian Plateau, Hejaz Mts, An Nafud Desert, Elburt Mts, Zagros Mts, Dasht e-Kavir Desert, Kara Kum Desert, Persian Gulf, Hindu Kush Mts, Pamir Mts., Tien Shan Mts, Hari River Landforms in
South-West Asia consists of mountains, deserts, plateaus, and rivers. China:
Martial Arts
Table Tennis
Badminton Taiwan:
Martial Arts
Basketball Mongolia:
Horse Racing South-western Asia has a dry land ecosystem and tropical and sub-tropical desert biomes. South-western Asia is going through major desertification, however, major bodies of water include the Persian Gulf and Hari River. Major infrastructure in South-West Asia includes railways, airports, compact, apartment-like housing, larger buildings for work, and road ways. Popular dishes in South-Western Asia contain things like pita-bread, chicken, and fried vegetables. Clothing and Food The military gives a required clothing list monthly in South-West Asia, however, popular clothing includes:
the thwab a non-gendered dress the keffiyeh a male head-dress the hijab a female head dress South-West Asia is comprised of three major religions: Judaism based on the Torah and Talmud Christianity based on the Bible Islam based on the Qur'an and Sharia The main language spoken in South-West Asia is Arabic, however, others include: Tamil
Singalese South-West Asia was one of the earliest civilizations and even was home to the Byzantine and Roman Empires. Over time it has developed more stable, controlled rule. It is traditional for people to be very religious through-out this region of the world. Music is common in their society. Martial arts, folk-lore, and literature remains a large part of tradition in this region. It is traditional to speak the language of the Qur'an and live by your religion. It is traditional for engagement, marriage, and a wedding party to all be held at once. Mongolia:
Trans- Mongolian Railway
International Airport
Central Electricty System Common entertainment and social activity includes belly dancing, musical performance, television, movies, attending performances, getting together with friends, or religious events. China:
sea ports
140 Airports
National roadway network
Length of Railroad system= ranked 3rd internationally
Ranked 1st in number of phone users
Bank of China Tower
Diwang Tower http://www.schooltube.com/video/e7f4b8a6bb544ccaa1ca/ http://www.schooltube.com/video/883f6598c8b944f4bdfa/ After the Cold War, Mongolian infrastructure investment declined along with the quality of roads. Citizens rely mostly on camel and horseback as transportation. Taiwan:
Asia- Pacific Regional Operations Center
18 thousand miles of paved roads
Modern Railroad System
International harbors
2 International airports Taiwan:
Blend of Chinese, Japanese, European, U.S. culture
Modern and Traditional
shaped by imperialism Mongolia:
Mongol Nomadic way of life
Influence of China, Tibet, Russia,
Clothing has changed very little since empires
Hospitality and family very important China:
one of world's oldest culture
Arts Human to Physical Interactions Eastern Asia Eastern Asia Human Environmental Interactions Physical to Human impact Human to Physical impact South Eastern Asia South-Western Asia Desertification Over-grazing Pollution Silk Road Petroleum Suez Canal Subsistence Farming Oil Spill in the Yellow Sea (2007) The silk from silkworms was traded, increasing trade, cultural diffusion, and religious beliefs were spread in all of Eastern Asia. Irrigation Climate Change Drought The spill in The Yellow Sea impacted many animals and also affected Korea's ocean border. The cost to clean the oil was 330 million dollars. Millions of dollars are lost because of the severe climate changes in Mongolia effecting the agricultural development of the country. Religion Trees South Eastern Asia North Korea Food Shortage Due to the over-use of water, particularly in agriculture, South-West Asia experiences desertification, when water replenishes slower than the demand. Because of natural disasters in North Korea, there has been a widespread food shortage; dictator has yet to do anything. Taiwan Typhoon Typhoon Morakot, the deadliest typhoon to hit Taiwan, caused mudslides and flooding, trapping 1373 people in villages and killed 123. South Korean Bolaven Typhoon (2012) Humans have developed irrigation systems to help control desertification, in turn disrupting the natural flow of water in the land. Traveling at 1,250 mph, the Bolaven typhoon killed at least 16 people and a few others went missing after the typhoon. By cutting down trees, emitting fossil-fuels, and spilling oil, humans have cause much air and water pollution in the environment. By following religion, people have taken care of land, used resources wisely, and built things like monuments to enhance landscape. A previously dry climate makes over-grazing of live-stock an issue because water can't soak into the ground for plant growth. Flood in Japan (2012) South-West Asia Disease The Avian Influenza, a.ka. the Bird Flu, carried by water birds such as ducks, first infected humans in Hong Kong in 1997. 250,000 people were ordered to evacuate South-west Japan because of the excessive amount of rainfall. 20 people were found dead. Due to drought-like conditions through-out South-Western Asia, many family have to subsistence farm rather than selling their crops for profit. South-West Asia is rich in petroleum oils which makes land less fertile and when mined and purified brings in profit. Mindanao, Philippines flood (2011) The Mindanao flood left 430 dead and many missing. In less than one hour, the water rose to 11 feet. Clothing The Suez Canal is linked to different parts of Europe, and thus creates a large population around it for trade. China's millions of bales of cotton produced is often used to make clothing, which is exported throughout the entire world. Due to little rainfall, South-West Asia has a drought issue which caused farmers to use a drip irrigation farming technique. Water Shortage Most of China has polluted and over-used much of the available water, leaving lakes and other bodies of water dry. The Han River Trees clean polluted air and store water, so, due to poor air-quality, people here have to live in forested communities. Since 2009, Lee Myung Back administration has helped build a canal from The Han River connecting to the Yellow Sea. Eastern Asia's, especially China's, infrastructure has increased so much that there is little room created for natural habitats, destroying ecosystems. http://www.videojug.com/interview/oil-refineries Habitat Destruction Recycling In , China, the largest plastic recycling plant in the world was built to hopefully reducing pollution and increase recycling nationally. Religion Buddha teaches those who follow him to limit selfishness, live in harmony with nature and to not harm the environment. Deforestation Population growth and development has lead to deforestation of Taiwan's mountains, leaving the mountains prone to flash flooding and erosion. North Korea Flood In 2007, flooding in North Korea had killled over hundreds of people, destroying farmlands, leaving people homeless, and flooding rivers. Korea's Agriculture Korea has grown economically strong in the past 50 years. Because of more machinery, Korea produces more crops each year. Air Pollution in South Korea Higher than Japan's, Air pollution in South Korea has risen up to 67%. It is the highest and is growing. South Korea Urbanization Ranked 6th in Asia, urbanization has expanded in South Korean leaving disruptions of many natural habitats, especially in Seoul Korea.
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