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Mojave Desert

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Rickey Meeks

on 9 November 2012

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Mojave Desert Intro Components Located and Prevailing Climate Predominant Species Weather One Limiting Factors THE END !!!!!! The Mojave Desert is around the areas of southeastern California and smaller parts of central California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona, in the United States. Main Abiotic Components: Temperature, wind, soil equality, and elevation.

Main Biotic Components: (flora and fauna) Mountain ions, red-tailed Hawks, indian Rice Grass Mojave rattle snakes, and bats. Located: Southeastern California and other states.

Prevailing Climate: More Cold in the day rather than the night, humidity is below 40% most of the year, winds 25-75 mph during November, December, and January are the calmest. Also Mojave Desert receives less than 6 inches of rain and snow a year. Temperature: Low as 8°F in January and as high as 119°F in August. In May the temperature will begin to climb in excess of 100°F and continue into October. The night temperatures in July and August can get to low to mid 90s.

Rain/Snow: The Mojave Desert lies of the Coast Ranges and receives an average annual precipitation of 6 inches. Most of the rain falls between November and April. The Mojave Desert receives less than 6 inches of snow a year.

Predominant Plant Species: That interference human I will say bushes and i think wild flowers also but because bushes and wild flowers is every where around the United States.

Predominant Animals Species: The one Interference with Human is most likely is the coyote thats one of the main one because coyote is mostly around in the mountains and woods.They also are here in Connecticut. Density-Dependent: " Density dependent factors are factors whose effects on the size or growth of the population vary with the population density." Some are Parasitism, Availability of Food, Predation, Disease, Migration.

Density-Independent: " Density independent factors are factors that affects population size independent of the population density."

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