Which continent has the largest continuous area of rain shadow deserts?

Which country has the largest desert area?

List of deserts by area

Rank Name Countries
1 Antarctic Desert N/A
2 Arctic Desert Alaska, Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen, Norway, Russia, Svalbard, and Sweden
3 Sahara Desert Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, the Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara
Russian Arctic Russia

Where will a rain shadow desert form?

Rain shadow deserts are created when mountain ranges lie parallel to moist, coastal areas. Prevailing winds moving inland cool as air is forced to rise over the mountains. Carried moisture falls on slopes facing the winds. When the winds move over the crest and down the far side, they are very dry.

Where does the rain shadow region of south India form?

The Eastern side of Sahyadri ranges on Deccan for e.g. Northern Karnataka & Solapur, Beed, Osmanabad, Vidharba Plateau and eastern side of Kerela, in Tamil Nadu form the rain shadow area in southern India.

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