South Asia: Geography and Human Environment Interaction

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Urbanization
Urbanization
The movement of people from rural areas, to urban areas.
Drought
Drought
A long period of time where there is little or no rain.
Irrigation
Irrigation
Artificial application of water to land
Agriculture
Agriculture
Cultivation or production of plants and animals for human use
Ganges River
Ganges River
The sacred river of hinduism and the most revered river in the world. Its also one of the most polluted rivers in the world.
Indus River
Indus River
One of the worlds longest rivers. Birthplace of one of the most important early civilizations. Vital to Pakistan.
Summer Monsoon
Monsoon where warm, moist air from the Indian Ocean blows inland. When it reaches the mountains, it cools and rain falls.
Winter Monsoon
Monsoon where cool, dry winds blow from the mountains across South Asia.
India
India
Located in Southeast Asia, its one of the most populated countries in the world, with over a billion living there.
Deforestation
Deforestation
The large scale clearing of trees by humans who clear the land for growing crops, grazing livestock, or cutting the trees for wood
Desertification
Desertification
The process in which dry or semiarid regions become dryer and less productive, creating conditions like a deserts.
Pakistan
Pakistan
Located next to India and has one of the worlds longest rivers, the Indus River
Human/Environment Interaction
Human/Environment Interaction
Refers to all the ways that the environment affects people and all the ways that people affect the environment.