Hot and Dry Desert Essay

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“HOT DESERTS” Deserts are areas that receive extremely low amounts of rain. Around one third of the earth’s surface is covered in deserts. The largest hot desert on earth is the Sahara. Hot deserts usually feature high temperatures in the daytime and cold temperatures at night. There are some unique plants, and animals living in the deserts. The hot deserts are found in different parts of the world. It can be good locations to farm solar energy. Hot deserts can be found in North American, Southern Asian realm, South and Central America, Ethiopian (Africa) and Australian. The largest hot desert is Sahara, and the second largest hot desert is the Arabian Desert in the Middle East. Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth’s land surface. Most hot deserts are near the tropic of Cancer or the tropic of Capricorn. The temperature in desert change through the year. Hot desert temperatures range from 20-25° C. The extreme maximum ranges from 43.5-49° C. Minimum temperatures sometimes drop to -18° C. There are only two seasons: summer and winter. The seasons are generally warm throughout the year and very hot in the summer. There are little rainfall in winter. Hot deserts have very low humidity, and it can be extremely dangerous places for humans. Because of the extreme weather, it is hard to live in the desert. There are many living things in the hot desert. However they don’t have very many plants. The plants and trees that can be found in desert are Mojave aster, cactus, soap tree yucca, brittle, and jumping cholla. For all of these plants to survive they have to have adaptations. The animals that can be found in deserts are Armadillo Lizard, Desert Tortoise, Water-holding Frog, camel, and Desert Kangaroo Rat. The only animals the have that can survive have the ability to burrow under ground. The problems that human might face in hot desert are extreme

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