Sahara Desert

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  • Sahara Desert
    • North Africa
      • Largest Hot Desert in World
        • 3.5 Million Square Miles
    • Trade Wind Desert
      • Sub-Tropical Areas with High Pressure towards Equator, where there is Low Pressure. Winds are dry, so no rain
    • Use of Sahara
      • Bedouin Tribe
        • Nomadic People
          • Camels, Sheep, Goats, Cattle
          • Migrate to areas of fertile grazing
        • Rural-Urban Migration for younger generations
          • Cairo
      • Tourism
        • Desert Safaris
        • Sand dune Surfing
      • Oil/Gas
        • Example - B.P. in Algerian Sahara
          • 40,000 workers
          • Landing ***** created
            • All food flown in
          • Underground water pumped for drilling
          • Pipelines created to transport oil
      • Solar Energy
        • Sustainable energy
    • Climate
      • Less than 250mm rain per year
      • Diurnal range of 50 degrees C
      • Sub-zero temperatures at night
    • Impact of Climate Change
      • Desertification
        • Store Water
        • Plant Trees
        • Stop over grazing

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