Sahara Desert

By: Noah Oshana and Erik Hamilton

Sahara Desert

The Sahara desert is the biggest desert in the world. It streches over 3,500,00 square miles. It covers 10% of Africa's continent.

Oasis

The oasis are used for resources such as water and vegetation. The water comes from aquifers underneath the desert and oasis are home to many animals and sometimes settlements.

People of the Sahara

There are some people who live in the Sahara desert who are mostly Arabic. They dress in robes and cover most of their body to protect themselves from the sun and blowing sand. They also use camels as their transportation to get around the desert.

Climate

The Sahara has a very harsh climate. The prevailing winds often cause sand storms and if the wind reaches the Mediterranean, then the winds are most likely at a hurricane level. The Sahara recieves little precipitation, but has been receiving more rainfall each year.

Geography

The Sahara desert has been shaped by mostly wind over time and sand dunes, and has a varied topography. About a forth of the Sahara consists of sound dunes. There are also mountain ranges, which consist of many volcanic mountains. In fact, the largest mountain is the Emi Koussi which reaches over 11,000 feet and is volcanic.

Resources

Beneath the Sahara desert, there are some key resources such as oil and natural gas which can be used for a variety of things and can have a high profit. Also, since their are many osasis throughout the desert, there are many sources of water which will bring people to settle around.