Climate Zones

Zac Wood and Ryan Wachowiak

What biomes are in this climate zones?

  1. Most Hot and Dry Deserts don't have very many plants. They do have some low down plants though. The only animals they have that can survive have the ability to burrow under ground. They only come out in the night when it is a little cooler.
  2. A cold desert is a desert that has snow in the winter instead of just dropping a few degrees in temperature. It never gets warm enough for plants to grow. Just maybe a few grasses and mosses. The animals in Cold Deserts burrow to keep warm, not cool. You might find some of the same animals as in the Hot and Dry Deserts.

Where can one find the climate zone?

North and south America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

What is the climate/weather like in the climate zone?

Approximately 1 in. (.25 cm) of rain falls in dry deserts per year. The average annual temperature of these miles of hot sand is 64° F (18° C).

What is the latitude range?

The latitude range is 15-28° north and south of the equator. Their global range covers about 1/5 of the earth, including the world's great deserts: Sahara, Sonora, Thar, Kalahari and the Great Australian.

Give a description.

The desert climate zone is very hot and dry. This climate makes it very hard for plants and animals to thrive. As there is limited rain in the zone, living things are forced to adapt. The air is very dry in the desert because of the wind being blown there has had the moisture taken out of it due to rain in other climate zones. The desert zone takes up about 1/3 of the Earth’s surface usually found in the center of continents.