A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and
consequently living ... Other desert features include rock outcrops, exposed
bedrock and clays ... Many are nocturnal and stay...
Oct 19, 2011 ... The Ghaggar River, in what is now India and Pakistan, was a major water source
for ... Temperature extremes are a characteristic of most deserts. .... Besides
animals like camels and goats, a variety of desert vegetation is ...
Oct 29, 1997 ... Most of the major deserts of the world lie in areas crossed by the trade winds. ...
on the left. Winds will shortly cover or remove these features. ... Temperature
changes in polar deserts frequently cross the freezing point of water.
The relatively great heating of the earth's surface around the equatorial belt sets
up a ... Thus, most of the world's deserts are to be found at 20-30°N. and 20-30°S.
latitude, ... These major features of earth's climate are shown in the map below.
..... the dought; and by accessing other sources of water besides local rain...
Maybe it's sand, heat, or Gila monsters, but most likely it's cactus. Cacti are
probably the most memorable characteristic of the desert. In all of the Speedy ...
Aridity is usually expressed as a function of rainfall and temperature. ... Three
major types of climate are distinguished when describing the arid zone: the ...
regimes, soil and topographic features, and vegetative characteristics of the area.
..... Arid zone vegetation is classified as desert (less than 100 millimeters of
Large mammals do not burrow to escape the desert heat. The kit fox .... There are
many other animals besides rodents that get most of their water from food.
Desert Ecosystem: Types, Characteristic, Structure and Function of Desert ... At
night, the desert gets very cold, because there aren't clouds around to keep the
heat ... Besides them, some rodents, birds and some mammalian vertebrates are
These adjacent geographical features and biological communities exert .....
Besides the heat it creates, the intense sunlight in arid lands is itself a challenge.
... North America has four major deserts: Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan and
Exlpore the desert of the world map with information on each subtropical, cool,
coastal, and artic desert. ... The weather there is characterized by extreme heat
and cold. .... The Namib features gravel plains, mountains, and sand dunes. ....
Today, only two major polar deserts remain, but they account for a significant
share of ....