PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Economic activities in desert and semi desert climate

Economic activities in desert and semi-desert climate

Desert and semi-desert climate type climate is mainly found in the sub-tropical belt. These areas include Karamoja, Turkana land, and Chalbi desert in Northern Kenya Economic activities in desert and semi-desert climate Tourism due to the existence of numerous desert landforms that attract tourists e.g. sand dunes. Nomadic pastoralism due to the existence of scanty …

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Problems facing people living near block mountains

PROBLEMS FACED BY PEOPLE LIVING NEAR THE BLOCK MOUNTAINS

A horst or block mountain is formed due to faulting. There are many block mountains in East Africa e.g. Mt. Rwenzori in Uganda. In Kenya, they include; Aberdare ranges, Mt. Nyiru, Mt.Mathews and Mt Ndoto. In Tanzania, they include; Usambara, Uluguru, Mt. Pare, Mbeya ranges, Iramba plateaus, and Ufipa plateau. FORMATION OF THE BLOCK MOUNTAIN …

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Factors that have led to desert type of climate

Factors that have led to the desert type of climate

Desert and semi-desert climate type of climate is mainly found in the sub-tropical belt. These areas include Karamoja, Turkana land, and Chalbi desert in Northern Kenya Factors that have led to desert type of climate Latitudinal location far away from the equator where rainfall is low and unreliable. Location on Eastern side of the continent …

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Hydrological cycle

Hydrological cycle or water cycle- definition

what is hydrological cycle? within the drainage basin, there is a hydrological cycle with hydrological processes The hydrological cycle is the endless circulation of water from the ocean into the atmosphere through evaporation, back to the land in the form of rain again into the ocean in the form of surface run off in other …

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Characteristics of equatorial rainforests

Characteristics of equatorial tropical rain forests

These are found in the tropics, equatorial regions like in the Congo Basin, Amazon basin. Caribbean islands, pacific islands in countries like DRC, Gabon, Argentina. The following are characteristics of equatorial tropical rainforests: They have buttress roots to support the heavy and tall trees. Arranged in layers known as canopies like the top, middle and …

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