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Ayu Ashok Warke from ST. JOHN'S HIGH SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: Social Science , asked on 11/10/14

Why most of the world 's deserts are located in the western margins of continents in the subtropics?

plz reply fast.....test 2moro!

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Jaya Tiwari , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 12/10/14

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Rupesh Keshri From Munam Publicschool, added an answer, on 4/3/11
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Because of the "Rain Shadow" effect.
 

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Rupesh Keshri From Munam Publicschool, added an answer, on 5/3/11
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A rain shadow is an area of dry land that lies on the leeward (or downwind) side of a mountain. Winds carry air masses up and over the mountain range and as the air is driven upward over the mountain, falling temperatures cause the air to lose much of its moisture as precipitation. Upon reaching the leeward side of the mountain, the dry air descends and picks up any available moisture from the landscape below. The resulting profile of precipitation across the mountain is such that rainfall and moist air prevails on the windward side of a mountain range while arid, moisture-poor air prevails on the leeward side of the mountain range.

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Shweta Chauhan , added an answer, on 5/3/11
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 thanx.

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Shweta Chauhan , added an answer, on 4/3/11
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 And what is the 'rain shadow ' effect?? plz tell in brief.

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Vishnu J K From India International School, added an answer, on 20/12/13
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The world 's desert are located in the western margin of continents in the subtropics because:

  • The deserts lie in the belt of the trade winds which blow from northeast in the northern hemisphere and southeast in the southern hemisphere. There coriolis fore, the direction of the trade winds is deflected from the east to west. These winds shed their moisture on the eastern margins of the continents and by the time they reach the west they have lost their moisture.
  • These deserts fall on the leeward side of the mountains and hence, get less rainfall.
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Mahek From St Anthony Girls Sr Sec School, added an answer, on 22/11/12

 nyc yr.. thnx i filled my notebok..

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Janani S From A V N English School, added an answer, on 9/11/11

 it is because of cold  ocean current

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Janani S From A V N English School, added an answer, on 9/11/11

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Simran Rohilla From R.e.d/, added an answer, on 2/11/12
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kuch samaj mein nahi aaya>

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