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Deserts of Australia

named deserts of Australia cover 1

million three hundred and seventy-one

thousand square kilometers or 18 percent

of the Australian mainland however

approximately 35 percent of the

Australian continent receives a little

rain it is effectively desert the

deserts in Australia are primarily

distributed throughout the Western

plateau and interior lowlands of the

continent by international standards

Australian deserts receive relative high

rates of rainfall no weather station

situated in an arid region records less

than 100 millimetres of average annual

rainfall the deserts of Australia

particularly in the interior like any

significant summer rains deserts are not

necessarily completely devoid of

vegetation but have large areas where

vegetation is very limited in height or

extent deserts grade Victoria does it

the Great Victoria desert lies in

Western Australia and South Australia it

is over 800 kilometres wide and covers

an area of 340 8750 square kilometres

Gibson desert the Gibson desert lies in

central Western Australia the desert is

about 156 thousand square kilometres in

size most of the inhabitants of the area

are Indigenous Australians desert group

Western Desert could grouping of the

Gibson desert the great sandy desert and

a little sandy desert dot climate issues

Australia's climate is mostly determined

by the hot sinking air of the

subtropical high-pressure Bell dry

conditions are associated with an El

Nino Southern Oscillation in Australia

vegetation in arid areas is primarily

dependent upon soil type extensive areas

are covered by longitudinal dunes 40% of

Australia is covered by dunes Central

Australia is very dry

averaging 150 millimetre

of rainfall each year ecological issues

many introduced species have affected

the fauna and flora of Australia's

desert regions the Australian feral

camel effects native vegetation this is

partly because Australian desert

vegetation evolved without any major

herbivores present uncontrolled access

to more sensitive areas by

four-wheel-drive vehicles is also an

issue