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Regina Bailey

All About Deserts

By March 13, 2009

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Deserts are dry areas that experience extremely small amounts of rainfall. One of the biggest misconceptions about deserts is that they are all hot. The amount of rainfall, not temperature, determines whether or not an area is a desert. Deserts typically receive less than 30 cm of rain per year.

Deserts can be either hot or cold. Some of the cold deserts even experience occasional snowfall. Deserts are found in such locations as central Australia, north Africa, central Asia, and even Antarctica.

To learn more about deserts and other biomes, visit the Land Biomes pages. To test your knowledge of land biomes, take the Land Biomes Quiz!

Comments

September 26, 2009 at 4:51 am
(1) Urala says:

Description about deserts is very tiny.Could you make it a little larger?

March 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm
(2) Isaiah Firebrace says:

MORE INFOMATION PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm
(3) jayla says:

more ifo

September 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm
(4) Prittygyal says:

Ok good info BUT A BIT ….. NO ACTUALLY …. A LOT MORE WOULD HELP!!!!!!

November 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm
(5) joe says:

more information!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm
(6) coolkitten says:

You need to put a lot more information on here! the information that you have on here is good you just need to add to it. like what types of plants and animals reside in the desert, where are some deserts located, the adverage temperature, what adaptations the organisms have to have to live in the desert, so on and so forth. and by the way the other place that you are missing is north and south america, arizona, and northwest mexico.

December 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm
(7) biology says:

Try clicking on the Deserts link in the title to find more information about deserts. You can also click on the Land Biomes link and navigate to the page from there.

June 27, 2012 at 6:56 am
(8) jahnavi says:

more information please…….

August 26, 2012 at 7:43 am
(9) varuna says:

i want more information!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm
(10) damian says:

its pretty good but more info

November 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm
(11) laryssa says:

Thanks for the info but u need alittle more

December 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm
(12) momo says:

more information!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

December 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm
(13) momo says:

put more information on hot desert ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

January 9, 2013 at 2:57 pm
(14) Diamond says:

I like!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

January 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm
(15) Timmy says:

no it has a rains there and it can be cold

March 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm
(16) cod blops2 says:

hi what are you guys doing im alearning about deserts

March 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm
(17) Lanziana says:

dose anyone know if there is any edible plants in the desert?

March 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm
(18) u are crazy says:

u people are crazy

April 19, 2013 at 9:45 am
(19) carol Vae says:

NEEDS MORE INFORMATION!

May 20, 2013 at 8:23 pm
(20) anahi says:

You need to put more information on here! the information that you have on here is very good you just need to add to it. Like what types of plants and animals reside in the desert, where are some deserts located, the adverage temperature, what adaptations the organisms have to have to live in the desert, so on and so forth.

September 13, 2013 at 11:54 am
(21) alicemoof says:

it was grt but maybe a bit more info xx

November 11, 2013 at 7:41 am
(22) lalitha says:

we want more info……………….

January 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm
(23) yolanda says:

you need more info worst wbesite ever!

March 17, 2014 at 6:42 am
(24) layla says:

its good more info would help cuz I have this essay and I am so stressed right now

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