Climate factsGeography quiz
Which continent has the lowest precipitation rate?
Antarctica is technically a desert, averaging just 166 mm (6.5 in) of precipitation per year. Only some fringe coastal areas have a tundra climate with a short summer, averaging above freezing, and much higher precipitation.
What was/is the "Dust Bowl"?
Ecological cataclysm in the USA . Dust Bowl is the period (1931-1938), in which nineteen states in the area of the Great Plains in the United States were affected by ecological catastrophe resulting from drought and severe soil erosion. This facilitated the formation of anhydrous dust storms called "dusterami". By 1934, more than 100 million hectares had lost the top, fertile soil layer.
What is the coldest national capital in the world?
Ulaanbaatar. Owing to its high elevation (about 1,350 metres above sea level), relatively high latitude, location hundreds of kilometres from any coast, and the effects of the Siberian anticyclone, Ulaanbaatar is the coldest national capital in the world. It has an average annual temperature of −0.4 °C, as cold as Nuuk, Greenland, but Greenland is not independent.