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World Geo chapter 26

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Archipelago
island chain
Tsunami
tidal wave that gets higher and higher as it approaches the coast
Loess
yellowish-brown topsoil
Monsoons
seasonal winds the bring warm and moist air
Japan Current
warm-winter ocean current that adds moisture to the winter monsoons
Typhoons
violent tropical storm, forms in the Pacific Ocean, in late summer
80%
China makes up _____ of land area in East Asia
13%
Mongolia makes up _____ of land area in East Asia
Japan, Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea
The rest of East Asia's land is shared by______
South China Sea
Carries 1/3 of world's shipping traffic
Plateau of Tibet
Southwest corner of China (Tibet) and the average elevation is 15,000 ft
Gobi Desert
Dry, cold desert in the interior of China
Yellow River
Nothern China's major river
Yangtze River
Asia's longest river, major transportation route, and China's most important agricultural center
Grand Canal
Connects the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers, construction began in the 400 B.C. and is the longest canal inthe world
10%
Only ____ of the land is arable
China
Leading producer of rice in the world
Mid-Latitude
Taiwan, parts of China, the Koreas, and Japan have a humid subtropical climate
Desert and Steppe
Mongolia and inland China