desert biome facts
The desert Biome is an ecosystem that forms due to the low level of rainfall it recieves each year. deserts cover about 20% of the earth. there are four major types of desert in this biome-hot and dry, semiarid, coastal, and cold.they are all able to inhabit plant and animal life that are able to survive there.
The sonoran desert is home to an incredible variety of succulents, including the giant saguaro cactus, as well as shrubs and trees like mesquite ,paloverde, and ironwood. the chihuahaun desert is noted for mesquite ground cover and shrubby undergrowth, such as yucca and pricky pear cactus.
the desert climate ( in the koppen climate classification BWh and BWk, sometimes also BWn), also known as an arid climate, is a climate that does not meet the criteria to be classified as a polar climate, which precipitation is too low to sustain any vegetation at all, or at most a very scanty shrub.