Subtropical Desert

Biome Description

A subtropical desert biome is a type of desert characterized by low precipitation and high temperatures. These deserts are found in regions around the world at latitudes between 15 and 30 degrees, including the Sahara Desert in Africa, the Arabian Desert in the Middle East, and the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts in North America. The climate in a subtropical desert is hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 50°C (68°F to 122°F) and very low levels of precipitation, often less than 250 mm (10 inches) per year. The vegetation in a subtropical desert is adapted to the harsh conditions, with plants such as cacti and succulents that are able to store water. Wildlife in the subtropical desert includes a variety of reptiles, such as snakes and lizards, as well as small mammals such as mice and rabbits. Human activities such as agriculture, grazing, and urbanization have had significant impacts on subtropical deserts, and many areas have been degraded or destroyed. However, conservation efforts have helped to protect remaining areas of subtropical desert and their unique ecosystems.


Building the Atlas

We launched the Agrivoltaic Atlas on April 12, 2023 for the AgriVoltaics 2023 conference in Daegu, South Korea. We launch with the goal of demonstrating the idea and gathering interest from partners around the world to contribute. If you would like to contribute, contact