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desert

a terrestrial environment in which there is poor soil, climatic extremes of high and low temperatures and low rainfall, and consequently a scarcity of living organisms, all of which must be specially adapted. See XEROPHYTE, METABOLIC WATER.
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The airborne delivery by parachute of several Russian airborne troops' combat vehicles to the desert climate of Egypt will occur for the first time in history", the ministry said.
CIS modules are generally better-suited to the desert climate typical of Saudi Arabia, able to operate at better efficiencies during hot temperatures and in dry, dusty conditions.
Locally known as the 'Eternal Spring,' Las Palmas enjoys a very mild desert climate with mild to warm temperatures throughout the year.
The five-year-old inside of me, who was honored by a culture seeking to conserve their natural resources, was utterly shocked, especially given that the Middle East is a region with water scarcities due to a desert climate.
With its stunning red rock, vast canyon lands and desert climate, the "down south" part of the Beehive State possesses a big "wow" factor
At the DSO plant, Almaden will produce specialised super-thin dual-glass PV panels to suit the desert climate, especially for residential buildings, car parking areas, green houses, roof tops and solar farms.
The extreme day/night temperature differential--up to 40[degrees]C variation--and dust present in the arid desert climate generate higher-than-usual stress on machinery.
The moderate climate of Germany would serve as a perfect getaway for families and young tourists looking for a respite from the dry, hot desert climate of the Gulf, especially when temperatures begin to soar to unbearable degrees with the onset of summer.
Tingle, a Choctaw storyteller, uses these skills to mix adventure and history, highlighting the desert climate and Danny's tricks, for an audience of thrill-seekers and historical fiction fans who can discover the past and grow with Danny on his journey to manhood.
Concludes Bailey, “In the harsh desert climate of Southern Nevada, it's a challenge to maintain a comfortable temperature in a home…and to do so without breaking the bank is equally challenging.
The Ascent facilities located at Tucson International Airport consist of 48 acres of concrete ramp, over 34,000 square feet of hangar space along with 88,000 square feet of backshop and secured warehousing and consignment space in an ideal desert climate.
The coldest, windiest, and driest place on earth, Antarctica has a desert climate, with near-zero humidity and average annual temperature of -47[degrees]C.