Flashcards in Background Deck (10)
Where is Mumbai?
West coast of India, mostly surrounded by the sea
Why is the city at risk of flooding? (how many rivers and lakes)
Only just above sea level
3 small rivers
6 large lakes
What is it’s natural ecosystem and where is there still some of this?
Small amount as the ‘Sanjay Gandhi National Park’
What is it’s natural climate?
Why are winters very dry?
High pressure over northern Asia
Why are summers very wet?
Low pressure pills warms moist air inland from the Indian Ocean
When is there very little rainfall?
When are there monsoons and when is the peak rainfall?
Peak of 600mm+ in July
How many people in main city and in greater Mumbai?
9.9 million in city
15.4 million in greater Mumbai