Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Which desert type occurs when cities are built on fertile land, therefore preventing water getting into the soil and takes its fertility?||Deserts Of The World
Artificially created deserts.
|Australia is the driest continent in the world. What percentage of the land surface is desert?||Deserts Of The World
35. Yes, that's right. Over one third of the land is desert. Is it wonder why the vast majority of people in Australia live on the coast?
|There are six different kinds of deserts, low rainfall, cold deserts, salt deserts, artificially created deserts, toxic deserts and ________?||Deserts Of The World
low nutrient. The three incorrect answers are characteristics which you would find in a desert.
Europe. A desert is catagorised as a region which can support little plant life due to insufficient moisture and dry soils. Antarctica is a desert because it fits this definition although it is not a hot dry region.
Sahara. The Sahara desert in the largest desert in the world.
Desert. Don't confuse yourself with the meal you have after dinner! Dessert!
|A flat arid valley surrounded by mountains and draining into a shallow central lake?||Terms of Deserts
Bolson. Bolsons are generally large drainage basins where whatever water flows into forming a playa lake at the bottom of the desert.
Wadi. Flash floods originate from wadis
Sand. There are more grains of sand in a cubic foot than there are people in the world!
Barchan. In a Barchan, the wind carries the dust around and over top of the dune giving its two horns on either side and having a gentle sloping top.
Bajada. Bajadas aren't the best place to build roads near.
|When a larger portion of the plateau or cap rock becomes isolated due to water erosion?||Terms of Deserts
Mesa. Mesas are really neat looking because they almost look like islands in the sky from above.
|When a very small portion of the plateau or cap rock is isolated because of erosion from water?||Terms of Deserts
Butte. Many arid and dry places in Utah and Arizona show awesome examples of Buttes.
|The lake where water runs off from the mountains into the centre of the desert?||Terms of Deserts
Playa Lake. Australia is a great place to find a number of playa lakes!
Gully. The Capital Reef in Utah is a great example of numerous gullies.
Mojave. The Joshua tree is a large desert plant with spiky leaves; it produces a fruit eaten by desert animals.
Mammal. The addax, an antelope, inhabits the sandy and stony desert region of Africa. It looks like a cow with long, curvy horns.
Thar. The Thar Desert is found in northwest India and eastern Pakistan.
Kalahari. It's one of Africa's largest game reserves and a popular tourist attraction.
Gobi. It links Ulan-Bator, Mongolia, and Jining, China.
Ustyurt. The Ustyurt Desert is in central Asia.
Namib. The Namib Desert expands for 102,248 square miles on the southwestern edge of Africa. It also has the world's highest sand dunes, some as high as 1,300 feet.
Argentina. This desert, composed of gravel plains, plateaus, and basalt sheets, is classified as a cold winter desert. A cold winter desert is one marked by stark temperature differences between winter and summer.
Chihuahuan. It stretches 175,000 square miles across Mexico and the southwestern US.
Sonoran. The Sonoran Desert expands for 120,000 square miles across Arizona, California, and Mexico.
California. It ventures across Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah.
Australian. These three desert regions of Australia are collectively referred to as 'The Outback'.
Arabian. One-fourth of the Arabian Desert is made up of this section, which is called Rub al-Khali ('empty quarter').
Cool coastal. A cool coastal desert is one in which the temperature is lower than that of a subtropical desert due to the cold offshore coean currents. The Atacama Desert in Chile is South America's largest desert and also the world's driest.