There are deserts in India, a lot of them in Eurasia. It is interesting to learn more about the arid desert of the world, the Atacama Desert. It can compete with the desert, located in the Antarctic.
Dry deserts in AntarcticaThe dry valleys of Antarctica can be considered the driest place on the planet, since precipitation in these places has not been more than two million years. Dry Valleys include valleys such as Victoria, Taylor and Wright. They are located near the McMurdo Sound. This desert of Antarctica is not covered with ice, its area is about eight thousand square kilometers.
Millions of years in the dry deserts of the Antarctic have not rained
Dry Valleys is a protected and particularly valuable area where it is very convenient to conduct various kinds of research. On natural conditions, these valleys are close to the conditions of Mars.This similarity is used by NASA for testing.
These deserts are like the surface of Mars.
The driest places of EurasiaThere are several deserts on the territory of Eurasia. They are located in Central, Central Asia, Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan, the most famous deserts are the Ustyurt, Betpak-Dala, Kyzylkum, Moyunkum plateaus, the Aral Karakums. The desert expanses of Kazakhstan are truly immense. The fauna is represented by jerboa, vipers, gray monitor lizards and gazelles.
In Central Asia, the sandy desert of Takla Makan can be distinguished. It is recognized as the largest in the world, while its conditions are among the most severe. The desert Dzungaria, desert Alashan and Gobi is known. In the deserts of Central Asia, cold winters with maximum precipitation in the summer.
Takla Makan Desert is the largest in the world
The hottest desert in IndiaOne of the most significant in India and the most populated desert of the world is the Thar desert. She is in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The climate of the Tar desert can not be called harsh, it is a living eco-system.
Thar Desert is one of the hottest on Earth.
Petrified trees in the desert
Atacama - the driest desert in the worldAmong the deserts of the Earth, the Atacama Desert is considered the driest. It stretches for a thousand kilometers south of the border of Chile and Peru and is located near the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Its total area is one hundred and five thousand square kilometers, and almost the entire desert is located high in the mountains.
Hand sculpture in the driest desert of Atacama
In some places of the Atacama there is absolutely no life. The reason is in a rarefied atmosphere and intense solar radiation. People live in the desert, but they have chosen coastal areas for this. Not far from the coast built cities, many mining villages and fishing villages.
Not all corners of the Atacama Desert are animals and plants able to survive.
Atacama is one of the oldest deserts in the world. According to scientists, her education occurred at least twenty or even forty million years ago. This means that in the dry state, this desert remained much longer than any other desert of the planet.
Atacama is one of the oldest deserts
And this is Qatar. Which is not surprising. According to uznayvse.ru, most of the territory of this country is a desert.