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KDE Santa Barbara. Welcome to the Kids Do Ecology Biomes Pages! Aquatic Biomes | Terrestrial Biomes | GAMES! What are biomes? Biomes are regions of the world with similar climate (weather, temperature) animals and plants. There are terrestrial biomes (land) and aquatic biomes, both freshwater and marine. Would you like to know what the weather is like in different biomes around the world? How about the types of plants and animals that live in these biomes?

How many biomes are there? Games Links to more information: Kids Konnect: Biomes Enchanted Learning: Biomes ThinkQuest: Biomes Major Biomes of the World NASA - Mission: Biomes World Biomes Back to the top Back to Biomes Index. Desert Threats, Endangered Species. Growing Deserts It's hard to imagine that global warming would have much effect on the world's already hot deserts. But even small changes in temperature or precipitation could drastically impact plants and animals living in the desert. In some cases global warming is predicted to increase the area of deserts, which already cover a quarter of Earth. Human activities such as firewood gathering and the grazing of animals are also converting semiarid regions into deserts, a process known as desertification. Population growth and greater demand for land are serious obstacles in the effort to combat this problem. Threats Solutions. Habitat Awareness Desert Page.

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Deserts. Desert. KDE Santa Barbara. Desert Animals - Desert Wildlife - Desert Animal Photos. Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert is a big desert in the southwestern part of North America and people might just think deserts have not a living thing in sight, just hills of sand, well that is not true The Sonoran Desert is located in North America and covers the southwestern parts of the state of Arizona, southeastern parts of the state of California in the United States and the state of Sonora in Mexico. The Sonoran Desert's location is at latitude 25° to 33° North and longitude 105° to 118° West. The key to the Sonoran Desert's climate is the amount of rainfall which falls.

More rain falls on the Sonoran Desert than any other desert. When it does get rain, the desert is damp, and the air is cool. The seasons are like any other. Precipitation in the desert is probably less then any other North American state, but it is still a lot for a desert. The geography in the Sonoran desert is quite interesting. The Sonoran Desert is a hot place to be. The Sonoran Desert is changed. By Elora P. 2003 Cheek L. Desert Biomes by DesertUSA. Union Post of Fort Craig Paddy Graydon's Mule Bombs - Union Captain James "Paddy" Graydon had a plan, and every soldier who had ever served with Paddy Graydon understood that things could get dangerous in a hurry whenever that Irishman had a plan.

They said he was "reckless" and "arrogant. " They said he was a "daredevil" and a "braggart. " And they revered him. They knew that in campaigns against Apaches, Navajos and outlaws across New Mexico, Arizona and northern Mexico, Paddy Graydon had proven himself to be "fearless" and "indefatigable. " He had become known as a "terror to the enemy," a "reliable spy" who watched "with an eagle eye for a chance to strike a telling blow. " Now, every soldier at the Union post of Fort Craig, on the west bank of the Rio Grande in central New Mexico, hoped that Graydon's latest plan would work. Billy the Kid William Bonney - Some people say that he was a "psychotic moron from the slums of New York". Stories of Gold Dazzling Predators Featured Video Desert News. Desert sights in USA.

Desert. Deserts. Far from being barren wastelands, deserts are biologically rich habitats with a vast array of animals and plants that have adapted to the harsh conditions there. Some deserts are among the planet's last remaining areas of total wilderness. Yet more than one billion people, one-sixth of the Earth's population, actually live in desert regions. Deserts cover more than one fifth of the Earth's land, and they are found on every continent. A place that receives less than 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain per year is considered a desert. Deserts are part of a wider classification of regions called "drylands. " These areas exist under a moisture deficit, which means they can frequently lose more moisture through evaporation than they receive from annual precipitation. And despite the common conceptions of deserts as dry and hot, there are cold deserts as well.

Desert animals have adapted ways to help them keep cool and use less water. Black Widow Spider. Deserts - Kids Geography Videos, Games and Lessons that Make Learning Fun and Easy. Sidewinder Rattlesnake. Deserts. The desert biome. Online exhibits : The world's biomes The desert biome Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth's surface and occur where rainfall is less than 50 cm/year. Although most deserts, such as the Sahara of North Africa and the deserts of the southwestern U.S., Mexico, and Australia, occur at low latitudes, another kind of desert, cold deserts, occur in the basin and range area of Utah and Nevada and in parts of western Asia. Most deserts have a considerable amount of specialized vegetation, as well as specialized vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Soils often have abundant nutrients because they need only water to become very productive and have little or no organic matter. Disturbances are common in the form of occasional fires or cold weather, and sudden, infrequent, but intense rains that cause flooding.

There are relatively few large mammals in deserts because most are not capable of storing sufficient water and withstanding the heat. Canopy in most deserts is very rare. Cold desert. Desert Plants. Meerkat. Desert. A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. The lack of vegetation exposes the unprotected surface of the ground to the processes of denudation. About one third of the land surface of the world is arid or semi-arid. This includes much of the polar regions where little precipitation occurs and which are sometimes called "cold deserts". Deserts can be classified by the amount of precipitation that falls, by the temperature that prevails, by the causes of desertification or by their geographical location.

Deserts are formed by weathering processes as large variations in temperature between day and night put strains on the rocks which consequently break in pieces. Plants and animals living in the desert need special adaptations to survive in the harsh environment. Etymology Physical geography Classification Cold desert: snow surface at Dome C Station, Antarctica Weathering processes. Desert.