Why Does Earth Have Deserts?

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Why Does Earth Have Deserts? For the same reason it has Rainforests: Hadley Cells!!!

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Created by Henry Reich, with Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Rose Eveleth, Emily Elert, and John Guittar.

Music by Nathaniel Schroeder

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Paper referred to in the making of this video:

Persson, A. 2006. Hadley’s principle: Understanding and misunderstanding the trade winds. History of Meteorology 3: 17-42.