الثلاثاء، 16 يونيو، 2009




The desert in Oman:





To the south of the mountains are endless gravel plains and sand dunes, covering over half of Oman’s land surface. Situated in this area is the Wahibah Sands an area with high dunes, extensive woodlands and unspoiled coastline.

الاثنين، 15 يونيو، 2009



Desert climate:

A Hot and Dry Desert is, as you can tell from the name, hot and dry. Most Hot and Dry Deserts don't have very many plants. They do have some low down plants though. The only animals they have that can survive have the ability to burrow under ground. This is because they would not be able to live in the hot sun and heat. They only come out in the night when it is a little cooler.


الأحد، 14 يونيو، 2009




Deserts take up about one third (33 percent) of the Earth's land surface.Hot deserts usually have a large diurnal and seasonal temperature range, with high daytime temperatures, and low nighttime temperatures (due to extremely low humidity). In hot deserts the temperature in the daytime can reach 45 °C/113 °F or higher in the summer, and dip to 0 °C/32°F or lower in the winter. Water acts to trap infrared radiation from both the sun and the ground, and dry desert air is incapable of blocking sunlight during the day or trapping heat during the night. Thus, during daylight most of the sun's heat reaches the ground, and as soon as the sun sets the desert cools quickly by radiating its heat into space. Urban areas in deserts lack large (more than 14 °C/25 °F) daily temperature variations, partially due to the urban heat island effect.