New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Geography 1010, Major Physical Features in Southeast Asia

Star Star Star Star Star
1 review
by: Justice Notetaker

Geography 1010, Major Physical Features in Southeast Asia GEOG 1010-002

Marketplace > Auburn University > Geography > GEOG 1010-002 > Geography 1010 Major Physical Features in Southeast Asia
Justice Notetaker

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Important countries, rivers, climate zones and weather that usually strikes the regions of Southeast Asia
Global Geography
Dr. Carmen Brysch
Class Notes
mekong, typhoons, dam building, Rivers
25 ?




Star Star Star Star Star
1 review
Star Star Star Star Star
"These were really helpful...I'll be checking back regularly for these"
Ellis D'Amore IV

Popular in Global Geography

Popular in Geography

This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Justice Notetaker on Friday March 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GEOG 1010-002 at Auburn University taught by Dr. Carmen Brysch in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 126 views. For similar materials see Global Geography in Geography at Auburn University.


Reviews for Geography 1010, Major Physical Features in Southeast Asia

Star Star Star Star Star

These were really helpful...I'll be checking back regularly for these

-Ellis D'Amore IV


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 03/04/16
Major Rivers These major rivers cut through the mountain ranges listed above, giving us our plateaus, river basins, and deltas in the region. Rivers that run from West to East:  Irrawaddy (runs through Myanmar)  Salween (runs through China and the eastern half of Myanmar)  Ping and Yom (both run through Thailand, and are tributaries of the Chao Phraya river)  Chao Phraya  Red (runs through China and into Vietnam)  Mekong (originated in Tibet) o Runs through China, forming the border between Myanmar and Laos (forming a boundary between Laos and Thailand), eventually ending in Vietnam o Lower Mekong runs through sedimentary rock, having created massive river plains in Cambodia and a broad delta in Vietnam  This delta is highly fertile and perfect for rice cultivation  This is why Vietnam is the second largest exporter of rice globally o Provides irrigation, fish and water for 65 million people o Is the 2nd most biologically diverse river system in the world Mekong River Commission- 1995 An intergovernmental body concerned with the Mekong River basin and are charged to "promote and co-ordinated sustainable management and development of water and related resources for the countries' mutual benefit…" o Affects Cambodia, Vietname, Laos and Thailand as well o Xayaburi Dam (a hydro-electric dam under construction in the lower region of the river) o Laos plans to sell hydropower to Thailand (funding)  Laos is the poorest country in this region and is landlocked, so they rely heavily on the river to provide for the country  "clean" electricity for Laos o Cambodia and Vietnam fear that the Dam set in place will cause damage to the delta, mainly the fish  800 species of freshwater fish live in this river  It provides for rice for global consumption o Lack of freshwater flowing equals salinization (too much salt growing in the soil) and rice can't be produced o China is involved in this as well Dam Building Has Been Suspended- 2012 In order to appropriately weigh the costs and damage the building of this dam may cause, all construction has been halted since 2012 Islands of Southeast Asia  Brunei o Tiny but wealth country on the island of Borneo)  Indonesia o Composed of 17 thousand islands  Phillippines o Composed of 5 thousand islands  East Timor-Timor Lester o Newest country in the region to gain independence (gained independence in 2002) Climate  Indonesia lies directly along the equator  Things get very hot in this region  The islands are dominated by a wet equatorial and monsoon climates (i.e lots of rain)  Coast and summer rains cause summer precipitation (very humid climates) Typhoons  All lands located North of the equator have typhoon season from May to November  The Indian Ocean's typhoon/monsoon seasons are in April and June o These hurricanes are much stronger than those that hit the Atlantic and Southeastern United States o They gather more energy because the water is much warmer  Usually Indian Ocean storms are less intense because of the area to gain strength is smaller (the Indian ocean is smaller than the Atlantic) o When the storms hit land, the cyclones cannot form Why We Say Usually: Cyclone Nargis Hits Myanmar o The worlds worst natural disaster to be recorded in history o The cyclone his Myanmar's largest city, Yangon  Caused widespread death and destruction  Revealed the extent of military junta's control and showed that there was a lack of concern about human rights  They refused any sort of international aid and denied that the disaster was that bad at first  84,500 people were killed  53,800 went missing and are still not accounted for o Sadly, climate changes will only make Myanmar more susceptible to these types of disasters (flooding included) Tsunamis and Sumatra, Indonesia The Indian plate subducted (moves under) the Eurasian plate, causing tension to build up. When tension of this kind is released, the plates move (an earthquake). The entire Indian plate dropped 50 feet (the entire process taking ten minutes), generated a massive sea tsunami o Waves were 100 ft high and had generated extremely close to the shore o Many people were unaware and unprepared  Many people had went out to look at the exposed ocean floor o Within 20 minutes of the earthquake, the tsunami hit Sumatra and the beach town of Banda Aceh  Waves reached 5 miles inland o Within 2 hours, it hit the coast of Thailand, Sri Lanka and India o Within 10 hours, more than 275,00 people had been killed, including 300 in Somalia, Africa o This is possibly the deadliest earthquake in history How Geography saves lives: Many people realized what the receding ocean meant (they took a geography course) and were able to warn their families


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Jennifer McGill UCSF Med School

"Selling my MCAT study guides and notes has been a great source of side revenue while I'm in school. Some months I'm making over $500! Plus, it makes me happy knowing that I'm helping future med students with their MCAT."

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.