Biomes of the World
C-Group - Cechs - Earth and Environmental Science
By: Lauren W. , James S. , Boyd H. , Jonathan R.
- The location of deserts is dependent on two factors, latitude and global wind patterns.
- Most deserts are located between 15' and 35' latitude, both north and south of the equator.
- In terms of global wind patterns, most deserts are located within the Southeastern and Northeastern trade winds belt. Due to the direction of the wind movement in these regions, the land receives dry air because the moisture is removed before the air gets to the region.
- Most deserts are formed because the moisture is removed from the air over the tropical rainforests before traveling to these regions.
- Deserts can also be created when the air they receive passes over a mountain range first. When the air rises to move over the mountain range, it cools, and the moisture in the air is lost as rain. As a result, when the air gets over the mountain range, it is very dry.
- The largest desert on Earth is the Sahara Desert in Africa. This desert stretches over more than ten African countries.
- In the United States, the largest desert is the Great Basin Desert. The Great Basin Desert is not the type of desert you would normally picture - it's unique because it receives most of its precipitation as snow!
- Desert Rose
- western diamond back Rattle Snake
More Animals in the Desert
The Namibian Desert
By: Savannah H,Gretchyn G, Sterling G, Ian C
1: The climate mostly varies. It can be from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The average is 39 degrees.
2: Weather is harsh. Typhoons, hurricanes, tsunamis, etc. can occur over aquatic areas.
3: Wind is more harsh over water, it also causes harsher waves.
4: The temperature of the water towards the poles is colder and the temperature of the water towards the equator is warmer. Also the deeper you go into the ocean the colder it gets due to the lack of direct sunlight.
- hornwort, parrots feather
- thread-leaved water-nymph
- water lily
- yellow pond lily
- cape pondweed
- floating heart
- water lettuces
- mosquito fern
- rorippa amphibia
- Angel Fish
- Blue Devil
- Box Fish
- Sea Snakes
By: Sarah C., Fatima C., Jordan B., Danyelle T.
Deciduous forests have seasons and vary in temperature. They are important because they provide habitats for multiple animals for different climates
By: Colton S, Savannah M, Katie H
Tropical grasslands have warm weather all year round and temperate grasslands have a half of year of warm and half a year of very cold
Tropical receives more rainfall
The steppes have cold, dry climates
Temperate Grasslands have hot summers and cold winters.
In the dry season, forest fires are common
Savanna has a dry and rainy season
Purple needle grass
Purple needle grass
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- It is cold through all months of the year
- Summer is a brief period of milder climates when the sun shines almost 24 hours a day
- The shortest summer only lasts 6 to 10 weeks
- It never gets warmer than 45 or 50 degrees Fahrenheit
- The weather causes a permanent layer of permafrost
- arctic moss
- caribou moss
- diamond leaf willow
- Labrador tea
- pasque flower
- tuffed saxifrig
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- water birds
- polar bears
- arctic fox
- white wolves
- grizzly bear
- gray falcon
- bald eagles
- arctic hares