Geography

Terrestrial Biomes (continued)


Deserts

Major Regions: North Africa (Sahara Desert), Arabian Peninsula (Arabian Desert), Western Chile (Atacama Desert), Midwest Australia (Australian Desert), and Central China (Gobi Desert).

Typical vegetation: cacti and shrubs.

Temperature: high daily thermal amplitude.

Ground: sandy with low fertility.

Rain and humidity: very low rainfall and humidity.

Diversity: low.


Australian desert image