Wow it's cold: Physical features and their impacts

Caitlin Houting
Mind Map by Caitlin Houting, updated more than 1 year ago
Caitlin Houting
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Wow it's cold: Physical features and their impacts
1 Platueas and mountains
1.1 The Caucasus Mountains
1.1.1 Separate Russia from turkey and Iran
1.2 Pamirs
1.2.1 Block moisture and create deserts
1.3 Rivers/Seas/Lakes
1.3.1 Give water, transportation, routes, and food (Fish)
2 Climate
2.1 Most republics of the former soviet union are very far north and it is a cold continental climate.
2.2 Winters are very cold and long, and summers are short and very hot.
2.3 Permafrost keeps people from building difficult and expensive(Siberia)
3 Vegitation
3.1 Six vegetation zones are in the former soviet union area
3.1.1 Zone 4 (Steppe) has rich black soil, is known as the regions breadbasket, farmers multiple crops, but often requires irrigation.
3.1.2 Zone 6, mild and damp, supports tea fruit and nuts.
4 Resources
4.1 Harsh winters hurt economy
4.1.1 Limit growing season for crops
4.1.2 Increase energy demand
4.1.3 Create transportation problems
4.2 Huge forests
4.3 Fertile soil
4.4 Oil
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