Physical characteristics of deserts

Where are hot deserts located?

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Which of the following characterises the climate in the world’s hot desert regions?

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Which of the following is not an example of hot desert?

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What are areas of land found on the borders of hots deserts known as?

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What can the diurnal temperature range in a desert exceed?

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What causes the deep deposits of sand and loose material in deserts?

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True or false? Sand dunes should not be classified as soils if there is no organic matter present there at all.

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True or false? Some desert soils are potentially very fertile because important nutrients for plant growth, such as calcium, have not been leached away over time.

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True or false? Deserts are arid due to sinking dry air associated with the Hadley Cell.

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True or false? Hot deserts are areas of the Earth’s surface which receive less than 25cm or 10 inches of rainfall every year.

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True or false? Not all deserts are hot, cold deserts exist as well.

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True or false? Around 40% of deserts are covered in sand.

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Around 20% of deserts are covered in sand.

True or false? Soils are usually very shallow. They usually have a rough gravelly texture. The soil isn’t very fertile because there is very little vegetation to provide litter and humus.

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What is the collective name given to plants that can survive in very dry conditions?

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wb12
Well done! You have a good understanding of this area of geography.

Good try, you could do with revising this area a bit more though.

Oh dear, you definitely need to work on this area.




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