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Where Deserts Form
Most of Earth's deserts can be found in dry areas created by global circulation patterns. The deserts of our world are not restricted by latitude, longitude, or elevation. This site, produced by the U.S. Geological Survey, uses text and pictures to describe how atmospheric circulation patterns influence the locations of deserts on Earth and possibly on other terrestrial planets as well.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2541
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Kathie Watson
USGS