• ACTION OF WIND IN DESERTS
    PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

    ACTION OF WIND IN DESERTS

    The action of wind is dominant in deserts and other semi-arid regions of the world. Deserts which are associated with aridity (dryness) are caused by low rainfall, high temperature, cold currents and high evaporation rate. About 1/5 of the world’s land is made up of deserts which are confined within 15 degrees to 30 degrees north and south of the equator. These deserts are blown by cold currents.   EXAMPLES OF DESERTS Sahara desert (West Africa) – The largest desert. Kalahari and Namib deserts (South Africa). Arabian, Iranian and Thar deserts (Middle East). Australian desert (Australia). Atacama Desert (South America). Mohave Desert (U.S.A).   CHARACTERISTICS OF DESERTS Deserts do experience…

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