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International Journal of Research in Social Sciences
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 2
First page : ( 231) Last page : ( 237)
Online ISSN : 2249-2496.

Deserts: A Geography View

Kumari Vijeeta

Research Scholar University P.G. Department of Geography, Veer Kunwar Singh University, Ara

Online published on 20 November, 2021.

Abstract

Deserts alone covers about seventh of the land surface. We normally call deserts as "sand seas or oceans of sands". The vast majority of the major desert areas like as the Sahara, the Arabian, the Kalahari, and the Deserts of Australia allliesome whereintherangeof10and 30 degrees north or south of the equator. Deserts are dry environments involving a substantial part of the globe. Deserts are to be completely comprehended in earth science contemplates. This report is about the Deserts as special landforms. This chapter presents the major abiotic constraints that species face in hot deserts and talk about how organisms, primarily from the plant realm, have adapted to go around these constraints. The chapter also reveals insight into a portion of the biotic interactions that take place in desert situations. The biological systems of Indian deserts are administered by location, temperature and climatic conditions where landforms have their particular job. The main issues of desert areas are large scale deforestation and uncontrolled utilization of ground water. Desert areas have generally degraded lands where vegetative land spread has been constantly cleared for cultivation necessities and aridity has increased. Natural richness has vanished because of over the top utilization of chemical manures and chemical pesticides. Ground water level has gone down to a genuine critical level where further over-exploitation may cause genuine implications. Salinity and alkalinity are the resultant impacts of human interface. A large portion of the desert locales have no perennial water assets. The availability of surfacewater in some desert areas has created water logging issues.

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Keywords

Precipitation, Evaporation, Humidity, Cold desert, Hot desert, Landform, Pen plains, Sand dunes, Topography, Sand plains, Inter-dual, Marshy, Playas, Ranns, Genesis, Wasteland, Fallow land, Deforestation, Gully, Saline, Alkaline, Encroachment, Agroecology, Gypsyferros.

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