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Indochina Peninsulas, Tigris River, and Euphrates River! ;)

By: Madison and Jared =)
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Madison Copeland

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of Indochina Peninsulas, Tigris River, and Euphrates River! ;)

Indochina Peninsula,
Tigris River,
and Euphrates BY: Madison
and Jared How was the
Tigris River
formed? Question: How
long is the Tigris River? Physical Map Of
The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers! Question: How much water orginates in the Turkish Highlands? How was the Indochina Peninsulas formed? The Euphrates
River, was also
formed by... Question: Where was the Indochina a region? By the confluence of two rivers that flow from the
mountains of Armenia. Physical Map The confluence of two rivers from the moutains of Armenia. a. 94%
b. 75%
c. 66%
d. 2% The Indochina Peninsulas
were formed by, the break away of Pangaea. a. America
b. Southeast Asia
c. Brazil
d. West Africa a. 1,000 ft. long
b. 1,850 km. long
c. 1,850 mi. long
d. 300 km. long answer:b.1,850km. long Answer:
a. 94% Answer:
b. Southeast
Asia Physical
Map! Physical Map Of
Indochina Penisulas! The Tigris is 1,850 km long, rising in the Taurus Mountains of eastern Turkey about 25 km southeast of the city of Elazig and about 30 km from the headwaters of the Euphrates. The river then flows for 400 km through Turkish territory before becoming the border between Syria and Turkey. This stretch of 44 km is the only part of the river that is located in Syria. The remaining 1,418 km are entirely within the Iraqi borders.
The Tigris unites with the Euphrates near Basra, and from this junction to the Persian Gulf the mass of moving water is known as the Shatt-al-Arab. According to Pliny and other ancient historians, the Euphrates originally had its outlet into the sea separate from that of the Tigris. The Euphrates flows through a number of distinct vegetation zones. Although millennia-long human occupation in most parts of the Euphrates basin has significantly degraded the landscape, patches of original vegetation remain. The steady drop in annual rainfall from the sources of the Euphrates toward the Persian Gulf is a strong determinant for the vegetation that can be supported. In its upper reaches the Euphrates flows through the mountains of Southeast Turkey and their southern foothills which support a xeric woodland. Plant species in the moister parts of this zone include various oaks, pistachio trees, and Rosaceae (rose/plum family). The drier parts of the xeric woodland zone supports less dense oak forest and Rosaceae. Here can also be found the wild variants of many cereals, including einkorn wheat, emmer wheat, oat and rye.[23] South of this zone lies a zone of mixed woodland-steppe vegetation. Between Raqqa and the Syro–Iraqi border the Euphrates flows through a steppe landscape. This steppe is characterised by white wormwood (Artemisia herba-alba) and Chenopodiaceae. Throughout history, this zone has been heavily overgrazed due to the practicing of sheep and goat pastoralism by its inhabitants.[24] Southeast of the border between Syria and Iraq starts true desert. This zone supports either no vegetation at all or small pockets of Chenopodiaceae or Poa sinaica. Although today nothing of it survives due to human interference, research suggests that the Euphrates Valley would have supported a riverine forest. Species characteristic of this type of forest include the Oriental plane, the Euphrates poplar, the tamarisk, the ash and various wetland plants.[25] This article is mainly about, how
human interference has aloud nothing
to survive in, the Euphrates Valley.
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