Middle east homogenous traits 10/30/2015 ° What do you think of? Its dry Erid ° DESERTS ° Terrain ° Water resources. Water ways ° mercator is the most popular world map ° Squeeze, bent and mathematically distort them ° African is 2 nd largest country.. not small ° Greenland isn’t that big ° Middle east gets squeezed ° Middle east is roughly the same size, 90% of usa ° 3,000 miles from sea to shining sea ° including north Africa.. add some more. ° Us would fit inside the sahara desert. ° 2 united states side by side ° NY to LA all in desert ° 5-6000 miles wide ° very Arid ° desert: less than 250mm of precipitation per year
° 10 inches or less ° precipitation is any water that falls from sky. Rain, snow, sleet or hail ° desert is full on arid ° semi arid: 250-500 mm of precipitation per year ° savannah, shapaaral ° sicily, southern spain, southern California, Italian coast ° the sahel: band seperates sahara desert and tropical climates of sub sahara ° Most of mid east falls into full on arid (80%) desert ° If you include semiarid it goes to 90-92% ° Deserts: Based on precipitation 1/3 of entire land surface of planet is classified as arid or semi arid 33% of land doesn’t produce irrigation not enough moisture to support plant life not even small grasses or small plant life swath of land scape.. full on desert or semi arid? If you measure it
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- Spring '08
- Sahara Desert, Semi Arid, largest true desert