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Hot, Arid Environments

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Base Knowledge and Understanding

Base knowledge and understanding

 
Video Clip
Data Visualization
   
Definition hot
desert
arid
semi-arid
relief
resource development
News Article
Words to be defined
 
Base Level

Context

 

This lessons aims:

  • to explain the global distribution of hot deserts and semi-arid areas
  • to describe the relief and climatic characteristics that makes hot deserts and semi-arid areas extreme
  • to explain how these characteristics present challenges for resource development and human habitation
 
Geography Activities

Hot, Arid Environment Definitions

Keyword
hot
Keyword
desert
Keyword
arid
Keyword
semi-arid
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

The relief and climatic characteristics that makes hot, arid environments extreme

What characteristics of the relief and climate make hot, arid environments extreme? List them ...
 
 
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Challenges for resource development and human habitation

For each of the characteristics you have lists describe how they present a challenge for resource development and human habitation.
 
Arid Environments - Remoteness
 
Geography Activities

Global distribution of hot, arid environments

 

The World Map of Köppen-Geiger Climate Classification shows the different types of climate you will find across the globe. The classification is based upon the main climate, precipitation and temperature.

Focus on BWk and BWh.

 

Climate Classification Map

Click on the map to view a larger version

 
 
A4 Version
A4 Version |
Google Earth Placemark
Google Earth Version | Source
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Explain the global distribution of hot, arid environments

Why is it arid in the areas you have marked on your world map?

 

Tricellular Model

 

Rain Shadow

 

Ocean Currents

 
Geography Review

Review

 
Explain the global distribution of hot, arid environments. [6 marks]
 
Explain the global distribution of hot, arid environments
 

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