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Geography/Physical Features. Southeast Asia, Oceania, Antarctica. Landforms and Resources. Includes two Peninsulas  Indochinese and Malay Peninsula. Includes more than 20,000 islands most of which are in archipelagos. The mainland has several mountain ranges. Indochinese Peninsula.

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Geography physical features

Geography/Physical Features

Southeast Asia, Oceania, Antarctica


Landforms and resources

Landforms and Resources

  • Includes two Peninsulas  Indochinese and Malay Peninsula.

  • Includes more than 20,000 islands most of which are in archipelagos.

  • The mainland has several mountain ranges


Geography physical features

Indochinese Peninsula

Malay Peninsula


Geography physical features

  • Mountains on the islands are of volcanic origin.

    • Creates fertile soil for farming.

  • Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire

    • Pacific Ocean’s ring of volcanoes and earthquakes.

  • Mainland Mekong River Valley important.


Pacific ring of fire

Pacific Ring of Fire


Mekong river

Mekong River


Geography physical features

  • Oceania is the region of Pacific Islands.

  • Two types of islands include:

    • High islands  created by volcanoes

    • Low islands  made from coral reef.


Geography physical features

  • New Zealand is mountainous with rivers, fertile farmland, and forest.

  • Australia is flat and rich in minerals.

  • Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest coral reefs in the world off of Australia.

  • Antarctica is centered around the South Pole and has a varied landscape including possible resources.


New zealand

New Zealand


Australia

Australia


The great barrier reef

The Great Barrier Reef


Antarctica

Antarctica


Climate and vegetation

Climate and Vegetation

  • Tropical wet climate in the coastal parts of SE Asia.

  • Temperatures are high.

  • Elevation affects temperature.


Geography physical features

  • SE Asia has the greatest diversities of vegetation of any region.

  • 1/3 of Australia is desert that the locals call The Outback.

  • Antarctica is considered a polar desert due to the lack of moisture it receives.


Human environment interaction

Human-Environment Interaction

  • Pacific Islanders developed technology to travel the Pacific.

  • Handmade charts, the voyaging canoe and the outrigger canoe were used.

  • European colonizers brought rabbits to Australia that grazed crops.


Voyaging canoe

Voyaging Canoe


Outrigger canoe

Outrigger canoe


Geography physical features

  • Bikini Atoll was the site of U.S. atomic weapons tests.

  • 1951-1958 U.S. held over 60 explosions that vaporized several islands and contaminated the entire area with radiation.


Geography physical features

  • Islanders became sick or died.

  • Bikini islanders remained exiled from their homeland.

  • No one knows when Bikini Atoll will be suitable for human life.


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