Did you know camels close their noses to keep sand and dust out? Find out how animals survive in the dry and often very hot desert climate while singing and reading along! Readers will love the vibrant illustrations and upbeat, Western music.
Virga clouds look a bit like jellyfish floating in the sky. The "tentacles", which you can see hanging down, are called "virga". They are essentially rain, or snow, that evaporates away before ever reaching the ground. Virga common over Arizona
Aircraft Graveyard --- at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base near Tucson, Arizona - Hundreds of Stratofortress bombers are stored here in the desert. These planes, whose flying days are over, are preserved for spare parts.
There's something stunning about snow falling on a sea of red sand. Incredible photos capture the first snowfall in the Sahara Desert in almost 40 years, an area known for blisteringly hot temperatures and little to no precipitation.
Deserts are arid regions, generally receiving less than ten inches of precipitation a year, or regions where the potential evaporation rate is twice as great as the precipitation. The world's deserts are divided into four categories. Subtropical deserts are the hottest, with parched terrain and rapid evaporation. Although cool coastal deserts are located within the same latitudes as subtropical deserts, the average temperature is much cooler because of frigid offshore ocean currents.