Geography Extreme Environments

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What is an extreme environment?
A place where it is difficult for humans, plants and animas to survive, such as a hot desert, because of temperatures and lack of rainfall.
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Hot Desert Case Study
The Sahara Desert
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Where are hot deserts located?
Between 15 and 30Degrees Latitude north and south of the equator, On the western coast of continents, In the shadow of mountain ranges and in areas of high pressure or beneath descending air masses
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What is a coastal desert and why do they occur?
A desert, such as the Atacama Desert, located next to the coast. They occur due to winds which blow from the east to this desert have come over a large land mass and losing all their moisture and not picking up any more.
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What is a rain shadow desert and why do they occur?
Sonora Desert, they lie on the leeward side of mountains and are dry as all the precipitation heading towards the desert is lost coming over mountain next to
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The Sahara Desert

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Where are hot deserts located?

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What is a coastal desert and why do they occur?

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What is a rain shadow desert and why do they occur?

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