Middle East Quiz - Middle East Quiz#2 A Deluge of Deserts o Size Mercator Squeezes things at equator and expands at poles Classic core of ME is roughly

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Middle East Quiz #2 A Deluge of Deserts o Size Mercator Squeezes things at equator and expands at poles Classic core of ME is roughly same size about 90% of US US would fit in the Sahar desert 2 united states side by side 5-6000 miles wide o Arid=less than 250 mm of precipitation a year (10 inches) o Semi-arid= 250-500 mm of perception a year (10-20 inches) Savanah Sicily Southern Cali Sahel o About ME is 80% arid desert About 90% with semi-arid o 1/3 of land surface is arid or semi-arid o not enough moisture to support plant life o if less than half is covered with vegetation it is a desert o over 20 inches-small trees o over 30 inches- forest o deserts can be any temp o largest true desert is Antarctica o Sahara 2 nd biggest desert Largest hot desert o Kavir/Salt Desert and Lut desert, 23 and 24 largest desert (Iran) o Lut=hottest recorded desert 70.5 C, 159 F o Syrian o Arabian Desert= 3 rd largest o Rub al Khali-the empty quarter Largest erg
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  • Largest hot desert, Sahar desert, sand dune desert, Classic sandy desert

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