Largest sand dune desert Central and southern SA Avg 130 F Less than 1.2 rain a yr Natural boundary of SA and other states
o Classic sandy desert o Erg= sand seas, ocean of sand 21-43 m deep/70-140 feet deep 500 m high,1600 ft, comparable to Appalachian mtn o Rocky desert Mars is a desert Moutainious Bare plateaus Plains o Dirt, sand & dirt, dirt & sand & rock & pebble o Desert pavement o Salt flats, salt crystalizes o EXCEPTIONS Fertile crescent Boomerang shape Costal Fringe Mediterranean sea Mediterranean climate o Sicily o Southern Italy o Souther Spain o Southern cali o Hot/dry summers o Mild cooler winters o Weter winter Mediterranean Diet o Citrus o Wheat, cereal grains o Olives o Grapes o Dates o Palm o Figs o Nuts o Fish Where have this climate o Morocco o Northern Algeria o Isreal/Palestine o Turkey o Lebeanon o UAE o Yemen 2
o Oman Mountainous Areas Morrocco, northern Iraq (kurds) Turkey Iran Terrain Time o North Africa Desert and semi-arid areas Below 500, 15,00 feet of sea level Mostly flat Dry river valleys-wadies Exceptions Ergs Tibesti Moutains o 11,300 ft Atlas Mountains o Series of ranges o Anti o High o Middle o Tell o Saharan o Aures o 9-12,00 ft o Arabian Peninsula Escarpment: an abrupt jump in elevation that separates two levels area of differing elevation - runs down from Jordan to Yemen Sarawat Moutains 1200-2000 meters/3000-6000 feet above sea level Hejaz 3
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- Fall '08
- Largest hot desert, Sahar desert, sand dune desert, Classic sandy desert