Welcome to the desert biome WIKI made by Drew K. and Ryan H. I hope you learn a lot about deserts!

Location

Desert covers a lot of the world and is on almost every continent. One of the main areas that the desert covers is the northern part of Africa, this includes the huge Sahara Desert which in itself is bigger than the United States! The Kalahari Desert is found in southern Africa. Desert is also found in the Middle East region of the world and spans all of Saudi Arabia and a lot of Asia. Australia is mostly desert except on the coast. In North America the main desert region is located on the west coast and continues up into Canada and down into Mexico. The Mojave Desert is located in the Western United States and spans most of California. The Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, is found in South America. The Patagonian Desert is also found in South America.

Climate

Deserts temperature in winter ranges from -2 to 4° C and in the summer 21 to 26° C. The preipitation ranges from 7.5 - 13 cm a season. The desert varies between hot deserts and cold deserts, cold deserts being polar ice caps[the areas that recieve little precipitation]. The main seasons are the wet season,when rain is more common and the dry season.

Pictures

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This map shows where the desert biome is located all over the world



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wet season



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dry season

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