Splash Screen. The Land. Tsunami - huge wave that gets higher and higher as it approaches the coast. Archipelago - island chain. Loess - yellowish brown top soil. Section 1-GTR. The Land. A. Korean Peninsula. B. South China Sea. C. Taiwan. D. Himalaya. E. Plateau of Tibet.
East Asia’s rivers provide transportation, water, and rich mineral deposits for fertile soils.
Mineral resources are abundant in East Asia, but they are unevenly distributed.
East Asia’s natural vegetation tends to parallel the region’s climate zones, which are influenced by latitude and physical features.
Prevailing winds and ocean currents influence East Asia’s climates.
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