The Sahara Desert Tyler Pyle
Location <ul><li>Largest Desert in the world </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 million square miles </li></ul><ul><li>The US would fit...
Name <ul><li>Sahara was derived from Arabic word for deserts </li></ul><ul><li>“The Greatest Desert” </li></ul><ul><li>الص...
Borders and Countries <ul><li>Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan, and Tu...
 
Geography <ul><li>Highest point- 11,204 ft Mount Koussi located in the Atlas Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest point- 436...
 
Dry, Subtropical Climate <ul><li>Northern part of the desert </li></ul><ul><li>The winters are cool </li></ul><ul><li>Summ...
 
Dry Tropical Climate <ul><li>Southern part of the desert </li></ul><ul><li>Summers are very hot </li></ul><ul><li>Winters ...
 
Animals
 
The People <ul><li>2.5 million inhabitants, that’s 1 person per square mile </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of people are nomad...
History <ul><li>Long ago, Archeologists say the Sahara was more densely populated </li></ul><ul><li>Fossils, rock art, sto...
The 4 Deserts <ul><li>7 day ultra marathon across 4 deserts.  (Including the Sahara) </li></ul><ul><li>Participants must c...
 
 
<ul><li>Roughly 150 competitors from 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>About 80% competitors are men </li></ul><ul><li>Indige...
Race Videos <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL1QzOl2jBE&feature=related   </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/...
Bibliography <ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/16645/the_land/sahara_desert.shtml   </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.4dese...
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  1. 1. The Sahara Desert Tyler Pyle
  2. 2. Location <ul><li>Largest Desert in the world </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 million square miles </li></ul><ul><li>The US would fit inside of it </li></ul><ul><li>From north to south it is between 800-1200 miles </li></ul><ul><li>NYC to Jacksonville, FL is 950 miles </li></ul><ul><li>It is at least 3000 miles east from west </li></ul><ul><li>NYC to Los Angeles is 2800 miles </li></ul>
  3. 3. Name <ul><li>Sahara was derived from Arabic word for deserts </li></ul><ul><li>“The Greatest Desert” </li></ul><ul><li>الصحراء الكبرى‎ Arabic- aṣ-ṣaḥrā´ al-kubra </li></ul>
  4. 4. Borders and Countries <ul><li>Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan, and Tunisia </li></ul><ul><li>Borders the Mediterranean Sea and Atlas Mountain rang to the North </li></ul><ul><li>Red Sea to the East </li></ul><ul><li>Atlantic Ocean to the West </li></ul>
  5. 6. Geography <ul><li>Highest point- 11,204 ft Mount Koussi located in the Atlas Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest point- 436 ft below sea level in the Qattera Depression in Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Shallow basins, oasis depressions, gravel covered plains, plateaus, mountains, sand sheets, dunes, and sand sees. </li></ul>
  6. 8. Dry, Subtropical Climate <ul><li>Northern part of the desert </li></ul><ul><li>The winters are cool </li></ul><ul><li>Summers are very hot-136 degrees </li></ul><ul><li>3 in. precipitation annually </li></ul><ul><li>Rainy season- December to March, and August </li></ul><ul><li>August storms are known to cause flash floods </li></ul>
  7. 10. Dry Tropical Climate <ul><li>Southern part of the desert </li></ul><ul><li>Summers are very hot </li></ul><ul><li>Winters are mild </li></ul><ul><li>Average rainfall- 5 in. </li></ul><ul><li>Snow in the mountains </li></ul><ul><li>In the Western part of the tropical region the Canary Current reduces the amount of rainfall, lowers the temperatures, and increases the humidity and the chances of fog </li></ul>
  8. 12. Animals
  9. 14. The People <ul><li>2.5 million inhabitants, that’s 1 person per square mile </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of people are nomads </li></ul><ul><li>Wherever abundant food and water sources, you will find many people and wildlife </li></ul>
  10. 15. History <ul><li>Long ago, Archeologists say the Sahara was more densely populated </li></ul><ul><li>Fossils, rock art, stone artifacts, and bone harpoons have been found where it’s to hot and dry to inhabit today </li></ul><ul><li>Remains of giraffes, elephants and other large mammals have been found also </li></ul><ul><li>This suggests that the Sahara used to be less harsh of an environment </li></ul>
  11. 16. The 4 Deserts <ul><li>7 day ultra marathon across 4 deserts. (Including the Sahara) </li></ul><ul><li>Participants must carry their food and supplies that they will live on for the 7 days </li></ul><ul><li>Each Race is 250 km long </li></ul>
  12. 19. <ul><li>Roughly 150 competitors from 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>About 80% competitors are men </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous people to the desert watch the race such as Bedouins </li></ul>
  13. 20. Race Videos <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL1QzOl2jBE&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg0is6pgiqc&feature=related </li></ul>
  14. 21. Bibliography <ul><li>http://library.thinkquest.org/16645/the_land/sahara_desert.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.4deserts.com/sahararace/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://lexicorient.com/e.o/sahara.htm </li></ul>

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