The Big Question What is an oasis? Why are they important for the people of the Sahara Desert?
Mountain Ranges You may have thought the deserts were flat… YOU THOUGHT WRONG! The Atlas Mountains are located near the Mediterranean Coast. The Sahara Desert also has sand dunes that reach 1000 feet.
Climate and Resources Very dry climate, but has 3 main climates:
Desert - dry and hot
2. Mediterranean - hot, dry summers and cold,wet winters
3. Steppe - dry, tropical, and a short wet season
Climate and Resources…con’t Oil and gas are important resources for Libya, Egypt, and Algeria. The Sahara has natural resources such as natural gas, coal, and oil. Morocco mines iron ore and minerals used to make fertilizers for soil.
The Big Question Why do many Moroccans mine for minerals to make fertilizers? (THINK ABOUT THE NILE RIVER)