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How much land does the desert cover?

True deserts cover about 14 percent of the world’s land area, or about 8,000,000 square miles (20,800,000 square kilometers). Another 15 percent of the Earth’s land surface possesses some desertlike characteristics.

How much of the earth is covered in sand?

20 percent

On what percentage of the world is the extent of warm deserts?

Covering 14.2% of earth’s land area, hot deserts are the most common type of climate on earth after polar climate. Although no part of Earth is known for certain to be absolutely rainless, in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, the average annual rainfall over a period of 17 years was only 5 millimetres (0.20 in).

How much of earth is dry land?

40 percent

Which is the largest animal in the world?

Antarctic blue whale

Is the Dead Sea a lake or a sea?

The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east, and Israel to the west. Its surface and shores are 427 metres below sea level, Earth’s lowest elevation on land.

Can humans drink sea water?

Why can’t people drink sea water? Seawater is toxic to humans because your body is unable to get rid of the salt that comes from seawater. Your body’s kidneys normally remove excess salt by producing urine, but the body needs freshwater to dilute the salt in your body for the kidneys to work properly.

Where is the warmest water found?

Answer: The hottest ocean area is in the Persian Gulf, where water temperatures at the surface exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Another hot area exists in the Red Sea, where a temperature of 132.8 degrees Fahrenheit has been recorded at a depth of about 6,500 feet.

What type of salt is in the ocean?

The orange salt ring is the most soluble salt. As water evaporates from seawater, the salinity of the remaining solution increases….SF Table 2.1.

Salt Compound NaCl (sodium chloride or halite)
Picture Image courtesy of NASA
Solubility Insoluble at 90% evaporation (≈130 ppt)
Taste Salty