CSET Geography

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ice covered continent

Antartica climate

extremely cold and windy supports primarily lichens and mosses

Australia topography

mountains, central lowlands, expansive deserts

Australian climate

generally hot and dry; along edges of interior desert, steppe recieves sufficient rainfall for raising livestock; only coastal climates provide enough rainfall for raising crops witout irrigation

Australian economy

rich mineral deposits, productive farms and ranches


mix of western and indigenous lifestyles

key resource of Antartica?

information it provides to scientists

manufacturing in Aus., NZ?

food processing; rest of region - small scale production clothing and crafts

most important economic activity in region

agriculture; some mining in Australia

New Zealand's main features

2 large islands with mountain ranges, rivers, lakes; boasts rich soil and timberland

NZ climate

marine west coast provides year round rainfall, temps vary without being extreme


thousands of islands extend across Pacific; formed by volcanic activity


The boundaries of Oceania are defined in a number of ways. Most definitions recognize parts of Australasia such as Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea, and all or part of the Malay Archipelago as being parts of Oceania

Oceania climate

warm, moist, tropical; most islands have wet and dry seasond;amount of rain detemines whether rainforest or shrubs and grasses will grow

population of South Pacific

unevenly distributed because of physical geography and climate differ dramatically from place ot place


a steppe is a biome region characterised by grassland plain without trees

what had lasting impact on people and environment of Oceana?

nuclear testing in 40s and 50s