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Take Five…. Look at the Regional Data File on pages 342 & 343. What can you infer about the following: Literacy rates Infant mortality rates GDP. Chp 15: Russia and the Republics. Physical Geography . Landforms & Resources. Russia and its republics = 3x the U.S. territory

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take five
Take Five…
  • Look at the Regional Data File on pages 342 & 343. What can you infer about the following:
    • Literacy rates
    • Infant mortality rates
    • GDP
landforms resources
Landforms & Resources
  • Russia and its republics = 3x the U.S. territory
  • 1/6 of the earth’s land surface
northern landforms
Northern Landforms

Northern European Plain

Chernozem—abundant rich black soil

75% of the regions people live on the plain

3 largest cities are located there: Moscow, St. Petersburg & Kiev

West Siberian Plain

Ural Mountains—Separate the N European & W Siberian Plains

Eurasia

Central Siberian Plateau & Russian Far East

Uplands, Mountains & High Plateaus

southern landforms
Southern Landforms
  • Caucasus Mountains—from Black Sea to Caspian Sea
  • Also a border between Russia and Transcaucasia (Armenia, Azerbaijan & Georgia)
  • Turan Plain
    • Lowland from Caspian Sea-uplands of Central Asia
    • Syr Darya & Amu Darya Rivers
    • Kara Dum & Kyzyl Kum Deserts
  • Central Asia—Kazkhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan
    • Contribute to arid climate
wally points
Wally Points…
  • What are the 2 largest lakes in the region of Russia and its Republics?
  • Why is Lake Baikal unique?
rivers and lakes
Rivers and Lakes
  • Volga River—longest in European basin drains into the Caspian Sea
    • 60% of Russia’s river traffic
  • Largest lakes
    • Caspian & Aral Seas
      • Saltwater lakes
  • Lake Baikal
    • World’s deepest lake
    • 20% of the world’s fresh water
    • Freshwater Seal
natural resources
Natural Resources
  • Coal, iron ore, metals, natural gas, oil, petroleum, timber, hydroelectric power
    • 1/5 of world’s timber
    • Siberia
      • Tundra
      • Thermal pollution
      • Reverse migration
norilsk
Norilsk
  • Nickel mining town
  • Not accessible by road
  • Government subsidies—command economy
  • Decline in demand—market economy
  • Unemployment & poverty
chp 15 climate vegetation
Chp 15: Climate & Vegetation
  • Climate of Extremes
  • Continentality
take five22
Take Five…
  • Complete the Skill Builder questions on pg 351
vegetation
Vegetation
  • Tundra—few species of vegetation
  • Forest
    • Taiga—largest forest on earth
  • Steppe
    • Grassland
    • Chernozem
  • Desert
read section 3
Read Section 3…
  • Review Section 3: Human-Environment Interaction….you will have a timed writing over this section
chp 15 human environment interaction
Chp 15: Human-Environment Interaction
  • In Class Assignment…Timed Writing…
  • 5 paragraphs on the following question:

Why has the Aral Sea lost about 80% of its water since 1960?

why is the aral sea shrinking
Why is the Aral Sea Shrinking?
  • From 1960 has lost 80% of its water
  • Why?
    • Government diverting water from 2 river sources to irrigate Central Asian fields
    • Project to irrigation the Kara Kum
    • Pesticide and fertilizer runoff
      • Exposed chemicals has led to pollution and increase in disease
how can the aral sea be saved
How Can the Aral Sea be Saved?
  • Drastic measures
    • Removing farmland
    • Stopping the Kara Kum project
the russian winter
The Russian Winter
  • 32 million people live in Siberia
  • Vast climate ranges
  • -90F to 94F
    • Freezing temperatures
    • Melting snows in the spring causes stagnant pools of water
crossing the wild east
Crossing the “Wild East”
  • Connecting the East to the West
  • Trans-Siberian Railroad
    • Moscow to Vladivostok
    • Covers 5,700 miles
    • Crosses 7 time zones
    • Aided in the political and economic development of Russia
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