A desert is a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants. Deserts are defined as areas with an average annual precipitation of less than 250 millimetres (10 in) per year, or as areas where more water is lost by evapotranspiration than falls as precipitation.
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The Arid Lands Newsletter
a twice-yearly publication of the Office of Arid Lands Studies, the University of Arizona. The purpose of the Arid Lands Newsletter is to explore events and issues of interest to arid lands researchers, resource managers, and policy makers around the globe.
The Atacama Desert of Chile
information about the geology, climate, and life in the Atacama Desert, provided by Geocam.
Center for Biological Diversity: Deserts
General information about North American desert ecosystems, profiles of endangered species found in these areas, and status reports on efforts to protect habitats.
Information about the landscape, animals, plants, and cultural history of the Chihuahuan Desert in the United States and Mexico.
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center
A facility of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute including a desert botanical garden, a cactus and succulent greenhouse and interpretive exhibits. Both formal and informal education programs for children and adults are offered throughout the year.
Information on deserts: what they are, where they are located, and the plants and animals which live in them.
The Desert Biome
Information about different types of deserts by the University of California Museum of Paleontology.
Deserts: Geology and Resources
An U.S. Geological Survey general interest publication to provide information about the earth sciences, natural resources, and the environment.
A monthly Internet-based magazine published by Digital West Media, Inc. Our purpose is to provide a tool for discovery; a publication which entertains, educates and explores with our readers, the beauty, life and culture of the North American deserts.
Global Deserts Outlook
A report in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series from the 2006 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).. The report aims to help raise global public awareness of the state of the world’s deserts.
The Gobi Desert
Information on the Gobi Desert with topics like people, plants, animals, and climate. Includes videos and pictures.
The Living Desert: Wildlife and Botanical Park, Palm Desert, California
Devoted to desert habitats of the world. Web site has information on links about deserts.
Mojave Desert Wildlife
Information on wildlife in the Mojave desert. Includes photos and food chains.
Mojave National Preserve: Nature and Science
Provides a look at the desert ecology, animals and plants.
Mongolia: The Gobi Desert
Description and photographs.
Pictures and text concerning semi desert country in New South Wales that has been inhabited by humans for at least 60,000 years.
Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA)
ONDA exists to protect, defend and restore forever the health of Oregon's native deserts.
The Sahara Desert
School project on the Sahara Desert, with information on climate, current issues and photos.
Wikipedia - Desert
Information about aspects and features of deserts like geography, etymology, classification and fauna and flora.
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