information about the desert

Where Is The Location Of This Biome?

Many deserts are found along 30 degrees latitude north and 30 degrees latitude south.

As air moves up over a mountain range, it gets cold and loses the ability to hold moisture -- so it rains or snows. When the air moves down the other side of the mountain, it gets warmer. Warm air can hold lots of moisture, so it doesn't rain as much, and a desert is formed.

The Temperature Range

A hot and dry desert is hot and dry (obviously by the name). Most hot and dry deserts don't have many plants.

A cold desert is a desert that has snow in the winter instead of just dropping a few degrees in temperature like they would in a hot and dry desert. It never gets warm enough for plants to grow.

Precipitation is 28 cm per year.



Some animals in the desert are: zebra, wildebeest, girraffe, camel, white tailed deer.

Interesting Facts

Most animals tend to be nocturnal. Dust storms can travel over 100 miles. Since the desert is so hot, when it rains, before the water hits the ground it evaporates. The driest desert in the world recieves on average on cm of rain in 5-20 years.