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Flashcards in Hot Climate Deck (6):
1

Name of climate

Desert climate
30° N - 30°S

2

Temperature

Day : 30-50°C
Night: 5°C

3

Precipitation

100 mm /yr
Long drought followed by sudden down pours of rain

4

Vegetation

Plants and animals have to adapt to the cold climate
Plant : cactus
Animal : Camel

5

Plant that has adapted to hot climate

Cactus
- thick bark prevents moisture loss
- can store water inside it
- roots spread out to reach all available water
- needles protect it from the wild

6

Animal that has adapted to hot climate

Camel
- long eyelashes
- nostrils that open and close
- thick skin on knees so they can kneel in hot sand
- store fat in there hump for when food is scarce