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 Environmental Engineering ESCI 314 -1 Group 6’s Report about “DESERT” 9 July 2014 Submitted By: Baltazar, Kenneth Regin I. Umali, Francis San Agustin, Joshua Manuel Sisracon, Julius Vergara, Jules Villena, Eldie Naza Submitted to: Engr. Julius Angelo M. Lozada Types of Deserts Trade wind deserts The trade winds lie in areas crossed by the trade winds. in two belts on the equatorial sides of the Horse Latitudes heat up as they move toward...

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Desert Biodome

Desert Marcus Green SCI/230 11/11/2012 Yasmin Henry Desert biomes can be defined as sandy regions that have very little rainfall as less than 50 cm a year with extreme temperatures and very scare vegetation. The fact that deserts are so dry the temperatures can change drastically, during the day temperatures can be as hot as 32 degrees Celsius, but at night temperatures can drop as low as -4 degrees Celsius because when the sun goes down there is no moisture in the air to trap the heat...

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Sahara Desert

Sahara Desert The Sahara Desert is the world's largest desert area. The word Sahara comes from the Arabic word sahra', meaning desert. It extends from the Africa's Atlantic Ocean side to the Red Sea and consists of the countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan. It is about 5,200 miles long. Overall, the Sahara Desert covers 3,500,000 square miles. The geography of the desert is varied. In the west, the Sahara is rocky with varied elevation...

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Sahara Desert

The Sahara Desert is located in the northern portion of Africa and covers over 3,500,000 square miles (9,000,000 sq km) or roughly 10% of the continent (image). It is bounded in the east by the Red Sea and it stretches west to the Atlantic Ocean. To the north, the Sahara Desert's northern boundary is the Mediterranean Sea, while in the south it ends at the Sahel, an area where the desert landscape transforms into a semi-arid tropical savanna. Since the Sahara Desert makes up nearly 10% of the African...

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Desert and Animals

The Ecosystem - Deserts An Ecosystem is a biodiversity community where biotic and abiotic elements inhabit the same environment. There are many types of ecosystems located throughout the world and one of which is known as the Gobi desert. The Gobi is a large desert region that scales from 500,000 square miles and spans across two countries (China and southern Mongolia) covering parts of northern and northwestern China. Like all deserts, the Gobi desert is a cold biome desert that consists...

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Desert Hikers

to John Muir, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” Desert hikers explore a desert for things such as different species of animals, a new environment or even a vacation. Not only for the enjoyment, but some may go out for business references. Regardless of, they must fully prepare themselves in order to survive in a desert. Inexperienced desert hikers do not fully prepare. Because some desert hikers are inexperienced, many dangers await them such as, the scorching heat,...

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LOST IN THE DESERT

 LOST IN THE DESERT! By David Evans Natural Sciences Penn College/PSU Williamsport, PA Part I: July 13th, AM Mark, a white, 35-year-old male weighing approximately 70 kilogram (kg) started a three-hour drive across the desert on US 95 from Yuma, Arizona, to Blythe, California. He set out at 7 AM on what was expected to be a very hot July day. He anticipated that it would take him about three hours to reach Blythe—plenty of time to make his 11 AM appointment with Sarah, his fiancée. When he...

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Sahara Desert

h e S a h a r a D e s e r t The Sahara Desert is the largest hot and dry desert in the world. It is located in North Africa; it covers 9 million square kilometres and covers over twelve countries, some of the countries include; Morocco, Algeria Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan. Most of the Sahara Desert is located at Algeria. The Sahara Desert receives less than 40cm of rain per year, the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert reach up to about 180 metres. It is Atlantic...

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Human Interaction in the Sahara Desert

Human Interactions Over the past years the Sahara desert has changed as a result of human interactions. Such as tourism, mining for oil, military testings, nuclear bombings and pollution. Desertification is one of the many negative human interactions in the Sahara Desert. Desertification is caused by climatic changes, over-grazing, deforestation for fuel or materials, droughts and ploughing the land for agriculture, these all led to the soil eroding away leaving the unprotected layer drying out in...

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Desert, Glaciers, and Climate

Deserts, Glaciers, and Climate September 19, 2010 SCI/245 Deserts and Glaciers Deserts cover about one-third of the earth’s surface and have unique geologic features that cannot be found in more humid environments. The features found in deserts are mostly formed by wind and water erosion. Desserts are usually created because they are located in a dry region downwind of a mountain range caused by air losing its moisture as it passes over mountains, also known as a rain shadow. Rocks...

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