Extreme Environments

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Name 3 deserts
Mexican Desert, Atacama Desert, Sahara, Kalahari desert, Great Sandy Derset
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Why are deserts hot and dry?
High Temperatures, Moutain barriers, Ocean Currents, The Hadley cell, Prevailing Winds
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where are the deserts found?
At the tropics( 15-30 degrees north and south of the equator)
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Name all 5 Human causes of desetification?
Overcultivation, overgrazing, overpopulation,over use of fuel wood, over use of water resources
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Name all of the physical causes of desertification
climate change, soil erosion(wind/rain)
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How should we manage the desert fringe
Animal Husbandry, Reafforestation(wind), terracing, earth bunds, gully plugs, Replanting Trees,crop rotation, wind breaks, genetically modified
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Where are rainfoests found?
Along the Equator( 23.5 degrees north and south)
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Why are rainforests hot and wet?
Prevailing winds, small surface area, thin atmosphere, air is rising forming the hadley cell),
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What are the 4 levels in the rainforest?
Emergents, canopy, under canopy, shrub level
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what are the 10 threats to the rainforests?
Mining, Flooding, Logging, Hydo electic power, agriculture, Ranching, Roads, ppopulation,Dept
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what are the malaysian deforestation solutions?
Nation parks, nation forest policy, selective management, ecotourism
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Where are cold environments found?
At the poles
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why are cold environments cold and dry?
surface area, snow and air, sinking air, prvailing winds, atmosphere
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What are the threats to cold environments?
scientific research bases, tourism, fishing and whaling, seal hunting mining, climate change
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Why are deserts hot and dry?

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High Temperatures, Moutain barriers, Ocean Currents, The Hadley cell, Prevailing Winds

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where are the deserts found?

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Name all 5 Human causes of desetification?

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Name all of the physical causes of desertification

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