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Desert

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Amit Pande

on 12 May 2014

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Transcript of Desert

Plants in the biome
Animals in the Biome
CLIMATE
In the desert Biome it is very arid, which, again means very little water or rain.
BIOMES
Climate Graph
There are:
Armadillo Lizard
Banded Gila Monster
Bobcat
Cactus Wren
Coyote
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Desert Kangaroo Rat
Desert Tortoise
Javelina
Cactus Ferruginoug Pygmy Owl
Sonoran Desert Toad
Sonoran Pronghorn Antelope
Thorny Devil
There are:
Barrel Cactus
Brittle Bush
Chainfruit Cholla
Creosote Bush
Crimson Hedgehog Cactus
Desert Ironwood
Joshua Tree
Jumping Cholla
Mojave Aster
Ocotillo
Palo Verde
Pancake Prickly Pear Cactus
Saguaro Cactus
Soaptree Yucca
Triangle-leaf Bursage
DESERT BIOMES
About 1/5 of Earths surface is covered with these two desert biomes:
Deserts are very arid, this means they recive very little precipitation. In the summer temperatures can get up to 113 degrees F. In the winter they can get as low as 32 degrees F, due to low humidity levels
Atacama Desert of Chile at sunset
PRECIPITATION

Precipitation rarely happens in the desert, sometimes when it does rain it evaporates before it even touches the ground!
FUN FACT
World deserts
Cold Deserts
Occur in the basin & range area of Utah, Nevada, & parts of Western Asia
Summer 70-79 degrees F.
Winter 28-39 degrees F.
About 10% of the ground is widely scattered with plants
Plant heights vary between 15 cm & 122 cm
Human Impact
Building cities which contributes to pollution
Using valuable water from the desert
Damage from humans could take a long time to recover from
Geographical Features
Deserts can have any of these features:
Plateaus
Mountains
Sand Dunes
Mesa
Hot and dry
Cold
Animals of the Cold Deserts
Jack Rabbits
Kangaroo Mice
Pocket Mice
Antelope Ground Squirrels
Kit Fox
Coyote
Grasshopper Mice
Several species of Lizards
The Atacama desert is the dryest desert in the world
As you can see there is no rainfall over a year-long period
Hot Deserts- 15 cm per year
Cold Deserts- 15-26 cm per year
hawk
kit fox
tarantulas
scorpions
lizards
snakes
lizards
rodents
insects
Cacti
Creosote Bushes
Thorn Acacias
Annual Flowers
Rabbit Brush
Ocotillo
Sage Brush
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