Natural boundary between SA and UAE Yemen Oman Empty Quarter because NO ON

Natural boundary between sa and uae yemen oman empty

  • Virginia Tech
  • GEOG 1014
  • Notes
  • SargentStrawElk724
  • 3
  • 96% (26) 25 out of 26 people found this document helpful

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 3 pages.

Natural boundary between SA and UAE, Yemen, Oman Empty Quarter because NO ON LIVES THERE Erg = Sand dune type of desert Rub al Khali = "Empty Quarter" = World's Largest "erg" Arabian Desert = 3rd Largest Desert Middle East is true full on fiercely aflame hot and alarmingly dry desert Windswept - shapes the dunes Sand can be 21-43 m (70-140 Ft) deep Dunes can be 500 m (1600 ft) high (avg height of Appalachian mtns) Erg = Sandy with Dunes = sand seas, oceans of sand Mountainous rocky landscapes Rocky Deserts - Stones, Rock, Boulders Dirt Desert Combo of Rocky, dirt can = Desert Pavement Salt Flats Middle East has a greatly diverse variety of deserts Crucial to Understand Middle East: If 80% of land can't sustain plant life Tease out the Details: Arid part of the planet (see map 3) - Fertile Crescent Awesome because they have a mild climate and are great for growing food Figs, nuts, fish etc. (best diet) Med. Diet - Citrus, lemons, lime, oranges, wheat, olives, grapes, dates, palm oil Arabian Peninsula may be Mediterranean climate but extremely hot Morocco, N. Algeria, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Turkey, UAE, Oman, Yemen Coastal Areas - Mediterranean Climate ---------------------------------------------------------->>> Exceptions - 3.1.1 A Deluge of Deserts Middle East 2 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 1:22 AM New Section 1 Page 1
Image of page 1
Figs, nuts, fish etc. (best diet) Med. Diet - Citrus, lemons, lime, oranges, wheat, olives, grapes, dates, palm oil Arabian Peninsula may be Mediterranean climate but extremely hot Morocco, N. Algeria, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Turkey, UAE, Oman, Yemen Morocco, N. Iraq, TURKEY and IRAN They get snow - Iran has a vibrant and growing ski industry Turkey and Iran have significant well watered areas (lots of rain) Mountainous Area - Freezing temps. and snow Topography, Terrain, relief, Landscape - Dry river valleys are "wattees" Ergs, Mountainous Areas (Tibesti - N. Chad = 3445m High (11300ft)) Anti, High, Sahara, Middle, Tell Atlas Mountains 3-4000m (12000ft) high Isolates the Coast Fringe of Africa from the rest of the Sahara Lots of trade routes across the mountains
Image of page 2
Image of page 3

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 3 pages?

  • Fall '13
  • JohnBoyer
  • Saudi Arabia

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture