Location and climate

Location of tropical rainforest climate

Map of the world's desertsHot deserts

Most hot deserts are found near the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, between 15-30° north and south of the Equator. The largest hot desert is the Sahara in Africa which spans the whole width of the continent.

Sahara Desert

Hot deserts have an extreme climate and challenging environment. There is very little biodiversity in hot deserts because of the harsh climate.

Exploring the characteristics of hot desert biomes and how hot deserts are growing as a result of desertification