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A dry, often sandy region of little rainfall, extreme temperatures, and sparse vegetation
The traditional indigenous "owners" of the Gibson Desert in Australia are the Ngaanyatjarra people of the Patjarr area and its surroundings.
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Some of the major deserts of the world include: Arabian Atacama Mojave Desert (includes Death Valley) Gibson Gobi Great Basin Great Sandy Great Victoria Kalahari Karakum Kavir Kyzylkum Libyan Lut Mojave Nafud Namib Nubian Sahara Simpson Sonoran Syrian Taklimakan It also depends on one's definiti…
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There are hot deserts in North America, Africa, Asia and Australia. South America and Antarctica have no hot deserts.
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Answer "Limited" is a big stretch here. Basically, people will last about 3 days after they run out of water- tops. The heat alone might kill even a well-hydrated person. Assuming a scorching sun, no shade, limited supplies, and no water probably 2 days before people are incapacitated and just ly…
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Antarctica is the largest desert in the world.
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Asia is considered the largest continent on Earth and Asia is surrounded by deserts. Examples of desserts in Asia are Cholistan desert located in Pakistan, Ordos located in northern China and Gobi desert, the largest desert in Asia.
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First a definition; a desert is an area where the average evaporation rate is higher than the rate of precipitation (rainfall), this means that you have hot deserts (like the Sahara) and cold deserts (like Antarctica where no plant life exists and the Arctic Desert where limited plant life exists). …
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If it stays hot for a certain time, then the land will become a desert.
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Another answer for a desert landscape is tundra. Steppe can sometimes be desert-like, but it can also be covered in grass and scrubby shrubs.
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yes you can reforest a desert it has been done before its process is pretty coollook up seed balls they are these balls of seed used to reforest a desert effectively
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There are about 24 major desert regions in the world. For a list of these deserts and their locations click here.
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A permit can't be issued, because it's illegal to collect, damage, or remove cactus plants from the Sonoran Desert National Monument in Arizona. It's illegal regardless of whether the plant is alive or dead. In fact, the law protects all of the cultural and natural resources within the Desert. That…
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anywhere it is hot and drythe dessert can be located in the western part of usa such as Arizona californiaIn Many Places That Are Hot And Do Not Get Much Rainfallthere are lots of locations for a desert always in a dry land such as Egypt that holds the most famous desert . The Sahara desertWell it r…
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The largest desert is the Great Basin Desert, which is about 42,000 km2 larger than the second largest, the Chihauhaun Desert.The largest desert in North America is the Great Basin Desert.
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The Namib Desert is a desert in Namibia which forms part of the Namib-Naukluft National Park one of Africa's largest. The name "Namib" is of Nama origin. The desert occupies an area of around 50 000 km², stretching some 1,000 miles (1,600 km) along the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia, which is name…
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How humans harm deserts: By building roads through themBy driving strait through the desert, destroying plantsConstructions throughout the desertOvergrazing sheep and cattle may destroy plants-though this has slowed over the yearsMilitary training, though helpful in protecting deserts, may crush pla…
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Man can influenced desert climate by activities such as afforestation. Man can also influence it by activities such as irrigation and deforestation.
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One different type of grass is perennial ryegrass. There's also bent grass, rough bluegrass, red fescue, Bahia grass, and centipede grass.
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The Kara kum Desert, also known as Karakum and Kara-Kum and Gara Gum, covers between 284,000 to 350,000 km². Its length changes as it grows and shrinks in size with the seasons and conditions.
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Answer It is in Asia and lies partly in India and partly in Pakistan.
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In the Mojave Desert there is soil, sand, gravel, rocks, water, air and light - all abiotic factors.
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the Sahara desert
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Answer: Yes You Can Survive In The Hot Deserts, And You Can Do It By Drinking Lots Of Water And Staying Out Of Direct Sunlight. Also Breathing ... Obvs.
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Not quite sure- sorryThere are eight communities within the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands. The main communities in the region are Aparawatatja (Fregon, pop.310), Pukatja (Ernabella, pop. 470), Amata (pop.370), Iwantja (Indulkana, pop.320), Mimili (pop. 220) and Pipalyatjara (pop.140).
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The Sahara Desert.
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Most deserts are formed when mountains form a barrier between the land and the rain-providing oceans, meaning that the prevailing winds flow over the mountains and dry out before sweeping over the desert. In the case of the Great Sandy Desert, and many other deserts in Australia, the main reason fo…
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The Sahara in Africa.
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Answer 1You bet Deserts have Water. Iraq is supposed to have the biggest underground Freshwater Basin in the World. I wonder if USA and Co are in there because of the Water or Oil ? Water per Gallon costs about $11.00. Oil is less than a quarter of this cost. There is more going on than meets the Ey…
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The largest desert in the world is Antarctica.
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Deserts are formed from geologic or climatic conditions that restrict the amount of rainfall or precipitation to a particular area. An example is a mountain range that removes water from the air as it rises, leaving a "rain shadow" on the downwind side. The sand in deserts comes from erosion, and a …
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There are a few kinds of plants that are found in the Karakum Desert. They are mainly shrubs, bushes, and trees. Some of these include the wormwood shrubs, black saxaul, and saltwort.
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It just depends which desert it is, but it can go 90 degrees or higher in the day! And it can go 60 degrees or below at night! The north and south pole are actually deserts, the snow they have at the north and south pole as actually been there for years and years!
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Oasis, fertile crescent
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One human activity causing problems in the deserts are that collectors are selling cacti for money. Another human activity that damages the desert is when people drive off road with 4 wheelers. When people do this it can leave 7-foot deep holes in the ground and this damage can take 100 to 1,000 yea…
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About one third of the land surface of the world is arid or semi-arid.
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Answer Human uses of deserts are where people go to have alone time and maybe to learn some new things. E.g. things you can only learn about when you are 18+. They can also be used for discovering how animals survive the sharp whether and is a place for joy and amusement.!There are lots of dif…
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Not all deserts are hot. The Gobi Desert in Asia is an example of a desert with cool or cold areas. The term "Desert" does not refer to the average temperature of this biome; it refers to the lack of water and limited precipitation it receives.
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Deserts may be formed by any of the following: Deforestation - when trees are cut down, there are no tree roots to hold the soil in place. This means wind erosion can pick up more good topsoil and take it away. This results in a vicious circle whereby plants cannot regenerate and so more soil is er…
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The Ladakh is a high cold desert in northern India near the Himalayas. The Thar Desert is a hot desert in northwest India on the Pakistani border.
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Thar Desert in Rajasthan,India and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir,India.
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The biotic factors are basically anything that is a living organism e.g. animals and plants. Whereas abiotic factors are non-living things such as carcasses, feces, urine, rocks, sand, etc......
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The world's largest desert is Antarctica since a desert is defined as an area receiving less than 10 inches of precipitation per year. It covers 5.5 million square miles. The Sahara is the largest hot desert covering 3.5 million square miles.The world's largest desert is the Antarctic Desert. It is …
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Vostok Station, Antarctica
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The Petrified Forest of Lesvos, Greece, at the western tip of the island of Lesbos, is possibly the largest of the petrified forests, covering an area of over 150 km and declared a National Monument in 1985.
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Antarctica is the driest continent in the world.
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The process is called desertification.
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Topography is the shape or configuration of the land, represented on a map by contour lines, hypsometric tints, and relief shading.Topography has several meanings which one do you require from these that follow: Detailed, precise description of a place or region.Graphic representation of the surface…
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The Victoria desert stretches through south east WA into South Australia. The Great Sandy Desert can be found in the north of Western Australia, south of the Kimberley region on the northern coast, and east of the Pilbara, A small section of this desert crosses the border into the Northern Territory…
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Answer Most of the deserts lie in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Antarctica, in the southern hemisphere is the largest desert.
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With sufficient water, food and shelter, a person can survive indefinitely in a desert. Without water, maybe two or three days depending upon the temperature and physical condition of the person. However, if it is quite hot and the person is physically active, that person could only survive a few…
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January Temp. In the Ordos Desert! ; ) it ranges between (approx.) -10 and -13 degrees Celsius! ; )  Asia wise comp???Come on guys whos doing the Asia wise comp???  heloStill waiting what do yous onestly want meeh to fail diz??=P
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No, some deserts are at high altitudes and can be nearly freezing at night. Also, the Antarctic is regarded as the largest desert in the world, due to its very low annual precipitation.
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There is only one Desert listed in Italy, however it is what they call a semi-desert. It is a semi-arrid region near Tuscany called the Accona Desert (Deserto di Accona). It is characterized by calanques and dome-shaped formations locally known as biancane, which is derived from the Italian bianco, …
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Sandy deserts are referred to as ergs. Rocky deserts are referred to as regs.
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The driest deserts on earth are Antarctica and the Atacama Desert in South America.The driest place on earth is either the Atacama Desert of South America or Antarctica. Scientists vary in opinion.
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Most people who live in the desert are herders of sheep, goats, or camels. Some may do some type of subsistence farming if water is available.
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Plants:Many desert plants (or those that are adapted to growing in arid environments) have shallow root systems, this enables them to trap and collect even the smallest amount of rain that falls (or even dew that forms on the leaves or ground).They have "reduced" leaves, meaning that they have small…
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None of Texas has rainfall rates low enough to call desert, though the Western part of the state is pretty arid. The southwest portion of Texas is part of the very large Chihuahuan Desert. About 14 million acres of Texas is desert. However, the state has an area of 172 million acres, so it's not a l…
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The Strzelecki Desert in Australia has a number of unique features. Cooper Creek channel system, which is part of the overflow channel system from the northwestern areas of Queensland. These channels provide a permanent supply of fresh water. wetlands associated with the Cooper Creek channels, wh…
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Europe is the only continent without a desert region. A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs, and so living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.
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Mostly, they lead nomadic lives, following the seasonal food supplies and herding livestock.
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Antarctica is the biggest polar desert in the world. The Sahara Desert in Northern Africa spans an area measured roughly at probably 3-3.5 million square miles. Which is probably one of the biggest non polar desert. The Sahara Desert Sahara is the largest desert in the world, encompassing almost …
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Savana, currently it is the Sahara Desert
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The second largest desert in the world is the Sahara, and it is also the world's largest hot desert.It is second in size to Antarctica, the world's largest desert, but a cold desert.
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The Judean Desert.
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29% (572,040 sq km / 220,866 sq mi) - the same size of Spain and Lithuania, or California and Illinois put together.
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They bring water and other stuff they need like food!
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Canada has no true deserts. However, there is a very small (one square mile) area of semiarid land in the Yukon called the Carcross Desert. It is considered the smallest desert in the world.
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Australia, in the south-eastern Northern Territory, western Queensland, and far north-eastern South Australia. The South Australian section of the desert is divided into the Simpson Desert Conservation Park, Simpson Desert Regional Reserve and Witjira National Park.The Simpson Desert is approx 145,0…
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the biggest sand desert in the earth is the Sahara desert. the biggest arctic desert is Antarctica
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The Arabian Desert is on the Arabian Peninsula in Asia.
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Almost the entire continent of Antarctica is desert.
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The Antarctic continent. although it's formed from ice, rather than sand - it's still a desert.
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The Chihuahuan Desert
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You must be more specific: in Australia, where it's summer in January, temperature may reach 130 F (54 C) although they are more likely to average from 90 - 110 F In the Gobi (northern hemisphere) try for 40 below In Antarctica expect 80 below
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Deserts are not all barren wastelands. Many desert communities have been built up with all modern conveniences, because they are built around various mining operations or oil extraction. Parts of the Middle East, for example, are rich in oil, and they are able to fund large, technologically advanced…
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they live by an oasis, which is a spot of fertile land in a desert fed by water from underground springs or wells
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Animals which live in the dry desert are those which are specially adapted to the dry conditions. Most of them do not need to drink water, but obtain sufficient moisture from the foods they eat. Some desert animals burrow down deep to find water. Others are specifically "shaped" to collect water. Fo…
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Antarctica is the largest desert in the world. The Sahara is the largest hot desert, however.
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There are about 24 major desert regions in the world. For a list of these deserts and their locations click here.
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The driest and hottest place on the earth is southern Africa, a place called Sudan.
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rain shadow effect
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The largest desert in the world is Antarctica. The Sahara is the second largest desert but the largest hot desert.
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The Great Sandy Desert is in the northwest region of Western Australia.Australia's second largest desert, it has an area of 284,993 km2.
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Death Valley found in the Mojave Desert.
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Plants that can survive with little or even no water for a long time and rely mostly on sunlight for energy. Cacti store collected rain water inside their hollow bodies until they need it.
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Most sand in deserts is formed through the erosion of the native rock, either by ablation or exfoliation. Sometimes it can be as a result of deposited silt from ancient river systems.
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Answer: Tundra are deserts because the tundra supports only a small number of organisms, it has low precipitation (often only 10 to 12 cm [3-5 inches] per year). When you have very little precipitation and no wildlife it is considered a desert.
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The only continent in the world with no major deserts is Europe.
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1. Atmospheric high pressure zones (hadley cells) 2. continentiality (distance from the ocean) 3. rainshadow effect
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Millions upon millions of people around the world live in deserts and the vast majority (over 99%) live in cities and towns where food is readily available in stores and markets or restaurants. I live in the Chihuahuan Desert and have a Wal*Mart SuperCenter a half mile from my home where I can purch…
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