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1

What is the geography of Steppe?

1. Deep in continental interiors, far from moisture sources
2. adjacent to deserts, a little more rain than desert
3. many in rain shadows of high mountain ranges

2

What is the geography of mid-latitude (cold) steppe?

Relatively simple landscapes: short grass, sparsely settled, mostly wide open spaces!

3

What is the biome like in steppe?

short grass, grazers, and predators

4

What kind of animals like in Steppes?

Grazers (llamas, alpacas), rodents (ground hogs, prairie dogs), predators (red fox, coyote)

5

What is the most important land use in Steppe climate?

grazing/ pasture is major land use....better fit here than in desert. Grasslands are adapted to grazing

6

What crops are grown in steppes?

Grains grown in moisture areas, and hay (grass) for livestock.

7

What does desert vegetation do in deserts?

It helps stabilize sand and prevent dune migration

8

What does low latitude mean?

low seasonality