Hot desert climate

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World climates

World climates can be put into 3 groups.

1. Hot Climates

2. Temperate Climates

3. Cold Climates

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Hot Climates

Most hot climates are found within latitudes 30°N and 30°S. In other words, they are found close to the equator

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Desert Climate Temperature

Day – 30-50°C Night 5°C

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Precipitation:

There is very little rain (100mm per year).

There are long droughts (no rain) followed by sudden downpours.

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Plants and Animals in the Desert.

It is difficult for plants and animals to survive in the desert because there is so little water.

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Plants and Animals continued..

Plants that survive have adapted to the desert climate. One example is the Cactus.

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Plants and Animals continued..

It has thick bark which prevents loss of moisture and it can store water inside it. They spread out over long distance to reach available water. The needles protect it from wild animals.

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Animals in the Desert

An example of an animal that has adapted to life in the desert is the camel.

They have long eye lashes to protect their eye

Thick skin on their legs so they can kneel in the hot sand.

They have wide hooves for walking in the sand

Can store fat in their humps for when food is scarce.