The Hot Desert Climate

The Hot Desert Climate

THE HOTTEST PLACES on our earth. The deserts of the subtropical regions. In this video we show these parts of the world and why they are that way.

From the Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts of south-west United States and northern Mexico, through the arid coast of Peru, and the Gran Chaco of north-west Argentina, the Americas feature unique biomes of aridity and heat.

The largest of all deserts, the Sahara, spanning the vast northern stretches of Africa, and continuing east into the Horn of Africa and the Middle East and beyond into southern Iran, Pakistan and western India – the central continents of Earth have the greatest areas of hot and dry lands anywhere on the planet.

In southern Africa, the Namib and Kalahari deserts offer a counterpoint to their much greater northern brother.

Lastly, the majority of the “island continent” is covered by the endless plains of the Red Heart of Australia, and the Outback – the Great Sandy, Victoria and Gibson deserts.