The Hottest Places on Earth

The Sahara Desert vs. West Texas

General Information

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.

Abiotic Features

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.

Sustainability

The Sahara Desert

West Texas

The pictures above are my food chain examples.

Biome

These places are part of the desert biome. Where the temperatures are very high in the summer, and very low temperatures in the winter.

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

Human Interactions of West Texas

Human Interactions of West Texas have caused cities to grow. What used to be dry land and nothing there, turned into one of the capitols of Texas.
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