At a Glance

Size:The Gobi desert covers 1.3 million square kilometers and is elevated with hot summers and cold winters.


Climate: Gobi is a very cold desert yet it rarely snows. It is located above sea level. Rainfall is up to 7.6 inches per anum.


Conservation and ecology: The eggs of dinosaur were first identified in Gobi desert. The desert is a main source of various important fossil finds.


Adaptations: To survive in Gobi desert, the plants have to lose their leaves until it rains again. They are gifted with long roots that absorb water from a large area. Animals get their water from the food they eat, and come out at night.

Facts

Gobi Desert Landscape Gobi Desert Facts:

-Gobi means "Waterless Place"
- It is approximately 500,000 square miles
- Only 5% is sand dunes
- Contains 5 disctinct ecoregions
- Currently expanding due to desertification
- Lies in a rain shadow caused by the Himalayas
- Fifth largest desert in the world
- It is a cold desert
- Populated mostly Mongols and Han Chinese
- Located on a Plateau around 3,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level



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It didn't say it was the

It didn't say it was the largest. Rad mo carefully!!!!!

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Gobi desret

thanks alot im sure to get an A+ on this project :D

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english

im sure u will once u can spell the word desert right! lols :)

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thanks and HELP

your site is epic!!! thanks so much!!!! i have no idea what language the gobi means waterless place in??? anyone no????

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your website has helped me

your website has helped me soo much!!! thanks!! but i wanted to know what DISTINCT ECOLOGICAL REGIONS acctually are??? thanks

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Gobi Desert

ur site is cool and really helped me out with a school project so thanks but im still wondering how big the desert is

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Response to "Gobi Desert"

It says that it is 500,000 square miles. That's like the size of Mali or Peru.

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it says the gobi desert

it says the gobi desert covers 1.3milliion square kilometers if that helps??!!!:P

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what is the temp

what is the temp

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in the winter, minus 40

in the winter, minus 40 dereese f
in the sumer, 122 degrees f

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Thanks for information

it s a very helpful website... thanks a lot!!! ^^

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what about the elevation

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you have a lot of info on the gobi desert and some really cool facts.

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IKR ! I LOVE THE INFORMATION

IKR ! I LOVE THE INFORMATION THEY GIVE YOU TO SUPPORT THE DESERT !

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Nice website

Thanks really useful info, i will always refer 2 this website when it comes 2 the Gobi desert!!!!!!

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where is it located?

Gobi desert is located in the inner part of Mongolia

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Gobi desert is located in the

Gobi desert is located in the inner part of Mongolia

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thanks

I got really good marks for my power piont with the info i found on here

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how old is the gobi desert???

how old is the gobi desert???

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hiiiiiiiii

well actually the gobi desert isnt a person therefor it is completely impossible to have a specific age
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hiiiiiiiii

well the earth isn't a person but it still has a age.

p.s things don't have to be people to have an age!!

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I know how old the gobi desert is

the gobi desert is around 50 million years old I know becuase we di the gobi desert at school

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how old is the gobi desert?

I dont know

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comment to anonymous

lol :) so true

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cool

its so asome there.

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:)

the gobi desert is in china and it is mostly covered with rocks instead of sand. <3

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: )

I'm sorry you are totally wrong! The GOBI DESERT is in MONGOLIA!

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more facts

gobi desert is located in asia

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This place is great?

Anyways just wanted to chime in and say what a great place this is.

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big

it is big and the 5 lagest desert in the would

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Thank you

Thank you for all the information put up! :)

They're very helpful!!

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SOS

it helped me too!

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gobi desert

a beatiful place

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Cool

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At a Glance

Desertification: The Gobi desert is expanding in a process known as desertification. It is expanding into China’s grassland. Dust storms have increased heavily damaging agriculture.


Plants: The desert flora includes the Saxaul Tree, Saltwort, wild onions, desert shrubbery and grass


Animals: The desert is a home for many different animals like black-tailed gazelles, bactrian camels, wolves, marbled polecats, Mongolian wild ass, brown bears, snow leopards, and sandplovers.