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CEB Gobi Desert

The Gobi Desert

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The Gobi is a rain shadow desert formed by the Himalaya range blocking rain-carrying clouds from reaching the Gobi.

*It has occupied an important cultural and economic role in both of these nations for thousands of years leaving it a popular tourist destination.*Herders still call the gobi desert 'home' *There are human outposts in many far flung regions the Gobi desret*The area is vulnerable to trampling by livestock and off-road vehicles*human impacts are greater in the eastern Gobi Desert, where rainfall is heavier and may make it easier to sustain livestock.* Nomadic herdsmen sustain life in the severe conditions through grazing animals, and they require horses to travel.

*The Gobi measures over 1,610 km (1,000 mi) from southwest to northeast and 800 km (497 mi) from north to south.*The desert is widest in the west, along the line joining the Lake Bosten and the Lop Nor (87°-89° east).

*The Gobi Desert is a large desert region which stretches through China and parts of Mongolia.*The climate here is extreme with temperatures reach +40° C. in summer, and -40 in winter.*Precipitation averages less than 100 mm per year. *It is also sometimes called the Gov' or Govi.*Like other areas around the world the gobi desert has no plants.*The Gobi Desert has harsh conditions which can push most living plants and animals to their limits.*the gobi desert is the fifth largest desert in the world with Asia's as the worlds largest.*Much of the Gobi is not sandy but is covered with bare rock.

What Kind Of Desert Is The Gobi Desert?

Size Of The Gobi Desert

People Of The Gobi Desert.

Human Use Of The Gobi Desert

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobi_Desert

Khongoryn Els (Singing Dunes) Omngobi Aimag

The Gobi Desert

*Grasslands have been dagraded by goats, the goats have been raised by nomatic herders as a source of cashmere wool.*

Desertification

*Desertification is where Poor irrigation management by the rapidly growing population has also caused desertification. It is quite clear that these reasons for desertification all come through the occupancy of the land by too many humans, and can be very detrimental.

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