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Presentation Sahara Desert

Presentation of the Sahara Desert

Eimhin Behan

on 20 May 2014

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Sahara Desert
Our project on the Sahara desert!
The Sahara Desert is located in North Africa.
It is 18-30 degrees North of the equator.
It covers several countries such as Egypt, Libya, Chad, Niger.Have a look at the enormous size of the Sahara.......

The Sahara desert is the hottest desert, but contains the longest river, The Nile running through it?
This is our project on the Sahara Desert.
The river Nile flows through the Sahara Desert which gets its water from high ground in Ethiopia.
The 'Sahara Desert' is Arabic for 'The Great Desert'.
Major cities located in the Sahara include Cairo, Egypt; Tripoli and Libya
Extreme dryness is one of the Sahara's chief characteristics.
annual rainfall nowhere exceeds 130 mm compared to Irelands 1000 mm
The Sahara’s northeasterly winds can reach hurricane level and often give rise to sand storms and dust devils.
Daytime temperatures, especially in summer, are among the hottest in the world. Highs of more than 100° 
overnight freezes are common during winter
30 degrees is the average temperature in the Sahara
Tuareg people.
They are nomadic people.
Origin of the name.
The veil.
Tuareg's others activities.
Dick in big vagina
Food Chain
The Peoples Threats!
The People's Threats!
The Tuareg people are under threats such as drug/alcohol abuse, disease/lack of
medication. But they are also causeing threats!
The Tuareg formed a group called MNJ, meaning The Movement of Niger People for
Justice due to the belief of the government not giving them honour.
Life in Sahara Dessert
There are not many plants in the Sahara because they couldn't adapt to the condition. The plants that have adapted have very long roots which can reach the very depths of the desert soil and waxy leaves to not lose water.
There are a wide range and variety of animals spread out across the desert.
And their adaptions are having thick skin, underground life, clear skin to reflect rays, hunt and drink at night, short hair and much more!
Desert Threats/Dangers.
The desert obviously is threatning as if you are caught without water dehydration will kill much quicker than normal due to the warm temperatures and sand/dust
there are also dangerous animals e.g scorpions and snakes
Did you know?
Many people imagine the Sahara as dotted with sand dunes and the desert does have its fair share of ergs (large plains of sand dunes) however most of the Sahara is characterized as rocky hard and barren land.

The central part of the Sahara has extremely limited vegetation. The northern and southern reaches of the desert, along with the highlands, have areas of sparse grassland and desert shrub, with trees and taller shrubs.
Natural Resources
An enormous wealth of natural resources is hidden beneath the Sahara Desert. Principal among these riches are huge amounts of oil and natural gas, particularly in territory belonging to Algeria and Libya. Algeria and Mauritania have large reserves of iron ore, and large quantities of phosphates are in Morocco.

The Sahara's other and absolutely vital natural resource is water. While water may seem like a contradiction for a desert, the Sahara's water allows the desert to remain the home of nomadic tribes and fauna.
Thousands of years ago, the Sahara had enough water so that people and animals were able to survive on the edge of the desert.
Today, there is little water or vegetation to sustain life in most part of the Sahara. (except the Nile Valley )
I'm going to present to you the 5 most interesting plants
And then the 5 most interesting plants.
Doum Palm
Desert Acacia
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