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OCR A GCSE Geography-Extreme Environments…read more

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An extreme environment is one in which it is
hard for people (or other forms of life) to
Extreme environments can be:
High Cold Toxic
Deep Dry Stormy
Hot Remote Lacking oxygen
Wet Dark…read more

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HOT: Deserts are known for being extremely hot, during the day these
temperatures can rise to above 40 degrees Celsius, which is difficult for
humans to cope with.
COLD: However, deserts can be extremely cold as at night, there are no
clouds to trap the air resulting in below freezing temperatures. This
results in a large diurnal range. The temperature makes sleeping
DRY: Deserts lack in water and this can be problematic as when in there
you have nothing to drink, and as it is hard for other plants/animals to
survive, there is also little to eat
REMOTE: The sheer vastness of the desert means that it is far
away from civilisation and very difficult to get to…read more

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Hot deserts are also known as
sub-tropical deserts. They
are found close to the Tropic
of Cancer and the Tropic of
Capricorn: lines parallel to
the equator. The Sahara lies
on the Tropic of Cancer, north
of the equator. They are
generally formed to the west
of continents.…read more

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30°N Between 10°
TROPIC OF and 30° N of
CANCER the equator
10°S R Between 10°
TROPIC OF and 30° S of
CAPRICORN the equator…read more

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Eg. Eg.
The Thar The Sonora
Eg. Eg.
The Atacama The Sahara…read more

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