How much of America is a desert?



  1. 0 Votes

    a common definition of desert is an area receiving less than 10 inches of precipitation per year. Using that, look at the map in the link – the areas in red and deep red are desert. There are also desert areas in Alaska.

  2. 0 Votes

    Rigibson’s map is a great way to visualize how desert ecosystems fit within the context of the United States. For a numerical estimate, though, roughly 5.6% of the lower 48 United States is covered in desert. 

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!