Geography - Extreme Environments - Deserts - The Four Types of Desert

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The Four Types of Desert:

  • Trade Wind Desert / High Pressure Desert:
    • The Trade wind blows from sub-tropical areas with High Pressure (sinking air) towards the equator where there is Low Pressure (rising air).
    • These winds are dry therefore a desert is created.
    • Sahara Desert
  • Rain Shadow Desert:
    • As the


Gemma Hamilton


i thought there was a monsoon desert as well?



there is. i think monsoon is seasonal rain. there are deserts on the side of monsoon rain. the  sw brings rain and the north east brings dry weather

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