By Mikhail S. Blinnikov
Comprehensive and authoritative, this article deals an available advent to post-Soviet Eurasia. scholars get an excellent grounding within the actual, cultural, political, and financial geography of this speedily altering sector. center thematic chapters concentration totally on Russia but additionally comprise proper info at the different 14 former Soviet republics. nearby chapters offer concise discussions of every republic and of Russia's major areas. Student-friendly positive aspects contain enticing vignettes, assessment questions, routines, concepts for additional studying, and web assets. The volume's over two hundred unique maps, pictures, and different figures also are to be had on-line as PowerPoint slides.
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Nome, Alaska, has a pretty similar climate. Naryan-Mar is a fascinating place to visit, but not an easy place to stay over winter. Our next stop will be in a D-type climate. Dtype climates are the most widespread in Russia, covering over 80% of its territory. The air temperature in the coldest month is always below freezing, but the warmest month is generally above +10ºC. Three distinct subtypes of the D climate type exist in Russia: subarctic Dfc (northern European Russia and western Siberia); subarctic with dry winter, or Dw (much of eastern Siberia); and the milder humid continental Dfb (central European Russia, including Moscow).
Saving Baikal. Â€22–29. Horensma, P. (1991). The Soviet Arctic. London: Routledge. Micklin, P. (1985, March). The vast diversion of Soviet rivers. Â€12–20, 40–45. Newell, J. (2004). The Russian Far East: A reference guide for conservation and development. McKinleyville, CA: Daniel & Daniel. Shahgedanova, M. ). (2002). The physical geography of northern Eurasia. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. com (Google Earth)—Visualization in two and three dimensions of various prominent geomorphological features of Northern Eurasia mentioned in this chapter, including Lake Baikal, the Kamchatka and Kuril volcanoes, the Volga and Lena river deltas, the Crimean and Kola Peninsulas, and all the mountain ranges.
Over much of North America and Eurasia, the winds in the middle latitudes generally blow from the west, following the rotation of the earth. •• Position relative to a mountain range. Windward locations get orographic precipitation; leeward locations get almost no rain (the soÂ�called rain shadow effect). Mountains may protect a city from cold northern winds, or expose it to dry and warm catabatic winds rushing down the slope. •• Cloud cover and dust. These may vary, depending on local natural or anthropogenic conditions, thus attenuating the climate.