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Temperate Desert By Kailyn , Brittany, and Tyler. Locations. Climate. Scarce rainfall Comes as thunderstorms Snow and fog Main form of precipitation—25cm a year Cool temperature 68 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit Harsh winds. Climatogram. Soil Conditions. High clay content

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climate
Climate
  • Scarce rainfall
    • Comes as thunderstorms
  • Snow and fog
    • Main form of precipitation—25cm a year
  • Cool temperature
    • 68 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Harsh winds
soil conditions
Soil Conditions
  • High clay content
    • lack of vital oxygen
  • High pH content
  • Low organic material content
producer characteristics
Producer Characteristics
  • Dense micro-hair on their leaves
  • Small leaves
  • Deep root systems
  • Waxy exterior
  • Examples:
    • ForsellesiaNevadensis
    • Tamarisk
    • Prickly Pear
producers
Producers
  • Yellow Palo Verde
  • Saguaro Cactus
  • Fishhook Cactus
  • Sagebrush
  • Glasswort
  • Indian ricegrass
  • Creosote bush
consumer characteristics
Consumer Characteristics
  • Thick fur
  • Scaly skin
  • Waxy exterior
  • Slender bodies with long limbs
  • Nocturnal/burrowing lifestyle
consumers
Consumers
  • Zebratail Lizard
  • Rock hyrax
  • Black-tailed jackrabbit
  • Sagebrush voles
  • Harvest mouse
  • Golden eagle
  • Badger
  • Bobcat
  • Coyote
qualities
Qualities
  • Highest temperature recorded: 104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Lowest temperature recorded: -2 degrees Fahrenheit
  • High mountains cast “rain shadows”
  • A capital resource found in temperate deserts is oil
human effects
Human Effects
  • Off-highway vehicle use
    • dune buggies and motorcycles
  • Livestock overgrazing
  • Military training exercises
  • Air pollution
  • Introduction of non-native plants
    • Habitat destruction
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/desert.htm
  • http://newsroom.ucr.edu/news_item.html?action=page&id=421
  • http://chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=769
  • http://library.thinkquest.org/26634/desert/climate.htm
  • http://www.sciencemouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/desert.jpg