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1. List the four major causes of deserts.

2. Draw Earth, including its relevant latitudes, atmospheric convection cells, and prevailing winds.

3. Which latitudes on Earth do many of the world’s non-polar deserts occur?  Completely explain.

4. Which coast of most continents does a desert more likely form? Hint: has to do with ocean currents and water temperature. Explain.

5. Name and explain the cause of deserts that occurs on the downwind side of mountain ranges.

6. What causes the seasons?

7. What causes it to be cooler during the winter and warmer in the summer?