The Atacama Desert The dRiest place on earth

By: Kylie and Kayla

Fun Facts:

Located in Chile

40,541 square miles

Vary sparsely populated


Daily Temperature: from 0°C to 25°C

High atmospheric pressure over the Andes causes dry, cold air to condense and sink to Earth, this air having little to no water vapor. This air is heated by the sun, and creates high ground temperatures and low humidity.

The Atacama Desert is 50 times drier than Death Valley.

January is the warmest month, as well as the driest month, while February is the wettest month. August is the coolest month.


Usually gets about 1 millimeter of rain a year

Some locations in the desert have never had rain

Other locations haven't had rain for 40 million years

In 2015 it got almost 1 inch of rain

Due to being between the the Andes Mountains and Chilean Coast Mountain Range

It has high air pressure

The higher areas get some snow

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