The Hottest Places on Earth
The Sahara Desert vs. West Texas
The Sahara Desert is located in most of North Africa. It is very huge and is one of the biggest deserts in the world. It has no towns or civilizations in the middle because it is too hot in the daylight and too cold in the evening. It is a hot place as the sun beams boiling rays of sunlight down onto the orange sand.
I compare this to Texas's very own Mountains & Basins region because it is also very hot and very dry there. There is few cities but the most common is El Paso. Very few crops are grown there as it would take a lot of work to keep the crops moist and healthy.
The abiotic features of the Sahara Desert is the sand, and the rare water puddles. Also, the wind that blows at night is abiotic. The average temperature of this humongous desert is 122F in the daytime to below freezing at night. There is very low precipitation and its gets most of its rain in the month of November.
Abiotic Features in West Texas are dirt, houses and apartments thee the citizens built, the food and drinks that they consume, and the rain and wind as well. The temperatures are a range of 72F-32F all year and the maximum precipitation is 5.76in of rain.
The Sahara Desert
This is a cactus. It is the first thing to start the desert food chain and is grown by the sun. It uses the sun for photosynthesis.
These consumers in the picture to the left mat eat the cactus above, or the may eat other producers such as trees and dead bush. These and many other consumers keep the sustainability of the Sahara desert.
This animal is at the top of the food chain. It eats mostly met and has very little predators. It hunts and most animals have it as a top enemy.
These green bushes are the producers of West Texas. Fed by the sun, this producers feeds primary consumers and starts the food chain off.
This mere cat is a west Texas consumer. It eats both plants and animals because this is a secondary consumer. It keeps the food chain flowing.
This bobcat is at the top of the food chain in West Texas. It hunts and kills for food and mostly eats meat. It has barely any predators and most animals are its prey.
The pictures above are my food chain examples.
Human Interactions of the Sahara Desert
Human Interactions Over the past years the Sahara desert has changed as a result of human interactions. Such as tourism, mining for oil, military testings, nuclear bombings and pollution. Desertiﬁcation is one of the many negative human interactions in the Sahara Desert. Desertiﬁcation is caused by climatic changes, over-grazing, deforestation for fuel or materials, droughts and ploughing the land for agriculture, these all led to the soil eroding away leaving the unprotected layer drying out in the sun making it unsuitable for vegetation to grow.
I got this information off of http://www.studymode.com/essays/Human-Interaction-In-The-Sahara-Desert-1772597.html