Temperate Deserts

Vegetation that grows in a natural region without any human interference is known as natural vegetation. A natural region is a basic geographic unit that is characterized by its common natural features of geography, geology, and climate. Climate is a basic factor upon which natural regions are divided. It influences flora, fauna, and vegetation in the region. Climate is classified on factors such as temperature, winds, pressure, humidity, rainfall, landforms, types of soil, natural vegetation, and wildlife. Based on these factors, the world is divided into various natural regions such as the equatorial region, tropical grasslands, tropical deserts, tropical monsoon type of climate, the Mediterranean region, China type of climate, temperate grasslands, temperate deserts, and taiga and tundra regions.


Temperate Deserts


Natural Vegetation of Temperate Deserts

  • The drought-resistant scrub is the main vegetation of the region. This includes cacti, thorny bushes and grasses with long roots.
  • Trees grow only at places where the water table is high.

Climate of Temperate Deserts

The climate remains hot during summers and cold during winters.

Human Adaptation

  • Conditions in the temperate deserts are very harsh. These regions are sparsely populated.
  • People rear animals for milk, meat and hide.
  • Oases provide food and drinking water to herders and their livestock.
  • Cucumber, watermelons, peppers and tomatoes are grown around an oasis.

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