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Southwest Asia

Dawson, Cavan, Jessica and Marcus explain what makes up Southwest Asia. Using maps and pictures and stone cold facts, this prezi is a smaaash hit!


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Transcript of Southwest Asia

yo marcus
Southwest Asia
By Dawson Smit, Cavan Coffey, and Jessica Symens and Murry Metivier
South-west Asia Physical map

Tigris River
The Caspian

The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most important seas in Southwest Asia. This sea allows travel between Europe, Africa, and Asia. It also harbors in the country of Cyprus.
The Black Sea
The Caspian Sea is the largest land locked body
of water in the world.
This river is a very
important part of
early civilization.
The Dead Sea has the highest salt count, and has yet to harbor complex life, further more explaining the name. You can float on your back without trying.
The Indian Ocean
Euphrates River
The Zagros Mountains separate
Iran from Southwest
Asia. It runs along Iran
and ends at the Uria Lake.

The Iranian Plateau
The Iranian
Plateau is a stony, salty,
and a sandy desert.
Anatolian Peninsula
Strait of Hormuz
The narrow Strait of Hormuz is considered one of the most strategic strait of water on the planet.
Persian Gulf
This is the biggest gulf in the Southwest Asia.
Qeshm Island
Qeshm Island is right off the coast of Iran.
The Euphrates river is the longest river in Southwest Asia
Jebel Zubair is a volcano located in Yemen that last erupted in 2011. The eruption lasted for a month and formed a new island. It is not part of the ring of fire.
Jordan Valley
Jordan valley is in Israel and runs along the dead sea.

This current is warm.
The climate is that
based monsoons.

The Black Sea is 7,218 FT deep.
The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers cause flooding in Southwest Asia.
The earthquake killed more than 26,000 people and affected over 305,000. About than 85% of the buildings got destroyed. This happen on December 26, 2003.
There was a severe drought in 1998-2001 that affected over 60 million people .
This is the Tigris and Euphrates river delta.
Anatolian Plate
Arabian Plate
and the Eurasian Plate Boundary
The North eastern wind current
This wind current makes Southwest Asia have a warm and dry climate.
This is where the Anatolian, Arabian and the Eurasian plate meet, the Eurasian plate is the largest tectonic plate, while the Anatolian plate is quite small and only covers most of the Anatolian peninsula.
Oman Cyclone of 1977
Arabian Sea Current
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It hit Oman and left many homeless and dead. The storm formed off the west coast of India in the Arabian Sea.
Types of Vegetation
They grow wheat, olives, and cotton.
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The Climate

Al-Hasa Oasis

They have Desert, Semiarid,
Mediterranean and a
little bit of Humid Subtropical.
Marshes of Southern Iraq
Due to it's abundance of in an arid region natural fresh-water springs have surfaced at oases in the region for a millennial. Encouraging human habitation and agricultural efforts.
These swamps have been here
for hundreds of thousands of
It is the 2nd smallest ocean in the world, with the Artic Ocean being the smallest.
Southwest Asia has orographic precipitation. The winds move west to east.
2012 red bull cliff diving
Southwest Asia is in the North Temperate Zone, along with the Torrid Zone. Due to this, Southwest Asia is composed mainly of Subtropics, Deserts, and Semiarid regions. In temperate zones the sun is never directly overhead, and the climate is mild, generally ranging from warm to cool. In torrid zones, the sun is directly overhead twice a year.
The Anatolian Peninsula
is a plateau that covers
most of Turkey.
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