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Largest deserts by Muhammad Fahad Ansari 12IEEM14

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Largest deserts by Muhammad Fahad Ansari 12IEEM14

  1. 1. LargestDesertsMuhammad Fahad Ansari12IEEM14
  2. 2. Sahara05/31/12 2
  3. 3. •The Sahara covers huge parts of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia. •The Sahara is almost as large as the continental United States, and is larger than Australia. The Sahara has one of the harshest climates in the world. The wind often causes the sand to form sand storms and dust devils05/31/12 3
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  5. 5. Arabian05/31/12 5
  6. 6. •The Arabian Desert stretches from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and Oman to Jordan and Iraq. •The climate is extremely dry, and temperatures oscillate between extreme heat and seasonal nighttime freezes. •This ecoregion holds little biodiversity, although a few05/31/12 endemic plants grow here. 6
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  8. 8. Gobi05/31/12 8
  9. 9. •The Gobi (Mongolian: Говь, Govi or Gov, "gravel- covered plain") is the largest desert region in Asia. •It covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and of southern Mongolia. •The Gobi is most notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road.05/31/12 9
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  11. 11. Patagonian05/31/12 11
  12. 12. •The Patagonian Desert is the largest desert in the Americas and is the 5th in the world by area, occupying 260,000 square miles (673,000 km²). •It is located primarily in Argentina with small parts in Chile05/31/12 12
  13. 13. Great Victoria05/31/12 13
  14. 14. •The Great Victoria Desert is a barren, arid, and sparsely populated desert ecoregion in southern AustraliaI •It consists of many small sandhills, grasslands and salt lakes. •It is over 700 kilometres (435 miles) wide, covers 424,400 sq km (163,900 sq mi) .05/31/12 14
  15. 15. Kalahari05/31/12 15
  16. 16. •The Kalahari Desert is a large arid to semi-arid sandy area in southern Kgalagadi Africa extending 900,000 km² (362,500 sq. mi.), •Kalahari covers much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa. •.05/31/12 16
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  18. 18. Great05/31/12 Basin 18
  19. 19. •The Great Basin Desert, the largest U. S. desert that covers part of four states and approximately 210,000 square miles05/31/12 19
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  21. 21. Thar05/31/12 21
  22. 22. •The Thar Desert also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. •Thar covers an area of more than 200,000 sq. km.,(140,000 sq. mi.) •It covers parts of Pakistan05/31/12 22
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