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What are major land forms in East Asia
Mountains, highlands, plateaus, slopes, and cliffs
What are some physical features of china
Himalayas, plateau of tibet. Deserts and mountains take up two thirds of china.
what are some physical features of japan
many volcanoes, including mt. fuji. many earthquakes. japan is an archipelago.
What are some physical features of the koreas
It is a giant peninsula that extends into the yellow sea between china and japan
Where is a lot of population.
many people make their homes along the coastlines.
a raised area of level land bordered on one or more sides by steep slopes or cliffs.
plateau
able to support plant growth
fertile
a group of islands
archipelago
the average number of people living in a square mile or square kilometer
population density
what are five major climate regions in East Asia
semiarid, arid, humid subtropical, humid continental, highland. the less major ones are subarctic, and tropical wet
what is the climate in a large part of eastern china
humid subtropical
why are summers cooler and winters warmer in japan and the koreas?
they have water surrounding them.
what causes rainfall during summer monsoons in japan
the pacific winds blow northwest and pick up moisture front the ocean
why are typhoons so destructive
they have winds over 74 mph and they bring lots of rain
name 3 ways climate affects agriculture in east asia
what people can grow, how often people can grow, and how easily they can harvest
why must much of the plant life in East Asia be hardy
they have to stand seasonal differences in temperature
why is the huang river sometime called china's sorrow
it floods a lot and kills many people
what is the main crop in southern china? northern?
southern is rice and northern is wheat and flour
the japanese call the summer __________ the plum rain because it begins when the plums start to ripen
monsoon
in 1281 a ________ destroyed the chinese fleet and saved the japanese from attack
typhoon
maples and birches are examples of ___________ trees
deciduous trees
What are natural resources of North korea
coal, iron, gold, silver, tungsten, water for aquaculture
What are natural resources of South korea
tungsten, silver, graphite, water for aquaculure
What are natural resources of Japan
lead, coal, water, oil, lead, tungsten
What are natural resources of China
copper, tin, iron, coal, oil, water, nickel, tungsten, phosphates, lead, petroleum,
What are natural resources of Taiwan
Iron, water for aquaculture
a country that has low industrial production and little modern technology
developing country
a country with many industries and well developed economy
developed country
a level area in a hillside
terrace
to grow two or more crops on same land
double cropping
In what part of china is the plateau of tibet
the southwestern part of china
how are the landforms in eastern china different than the landforms in western china
in the east there are rivers and lowlands and in the west there are mountains and deserts
name one type of landform in china where there is high population
the plains and coastal plains have high population density
how does the physical geography of East asia help explain why the eastern china is the most densely populated area
there are many rivers and fertile soil for farming, so more people move there.
what kind of winters and summers are found in humid subtropical regions
cool winters and hot summers with plenty of rain
how does climate affect what people eat in china
you can only grow certain things in certain areas so if you live in the north, you wouldn't be able to have rice because it only grows in warm weather. instead you would have flour products because they can grow in colder climate
name three natural resources that can be used to produce energy in east asia
coal, oil, and water
which country has a larger supply of mineral resources, china or japan?
china
how could a country develop its economy without a large supply of mineral resources?
a country could export or trade for resources or make up for it by planting crops. also they could trade for nice stuff like cars or electronics
what 2 farming techniques do East Asian farmers use to make up for a shortage of land
double cropping and terrace farming
why would east asian farmers be interested in learning about faster growing crop.
then they could get more food because they would plant more often and harvest more often.
how much of North Korea can be cultivated?
14%
how much of South Korea can be cultivated?
19%
how much of Japan can be cultivated?
12%
how much of China can be cultivated?
14%
how much of Taiwan can be cultivated?
30%
most asians live in _____ areas
rural
a wind that changes direction with the season
monsoon
what questions do countries ask when planning to build their economy?
what will be produced. how will it be produced. who will it be produced for.