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Unformatted text preview: BWh & BSh: Tropical Desert & Tropical Steppe Location : centered on ~ 20° - 30 ° N & S: n Mexico, sw U.S.; Atacama, Sahara & the Sahel, Namib, Kalahari, Saudi Arabia, central & western Australia Characteristics : very low precip.; high T°’s, hottest on earth * highest T°'s ever recorded on earth (136°F in Libya) Mechanisms : * dominated by STH cells all year BWk & BSk: Mid-latitude Desert & Steppe Location : poleward of BSh & BWh areas; Great Basin and Great Plains(U.S.); Patagonia(Argentina), central Turkey to central Asia, Takla Makan(sw China) Gobi desert area (Mongolia/nw China) Characteristics : hot summers, BUT cool to cold winters Mechanisms : Rainshadow effect: Great Basic and Great Plains, Patagonia, Russian Steppe *...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course GEOG 1111 taught by Professor Hopkins during the Spring '08 term at UGA.
- Spring '08