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  • Libyan
  • flows into two unequal sections-the Western Desert , between the river and the Libyan frontier, and the Eastern Desert, extending to the Suez Canal, the Gulf of Suez, and the Red Sea. (britannica.com)
  • slopes
  • Conversely, deserts may be found elsewhere, as in the lee of mountain ranges, where air is forced to rise, cool, and lose moisture as rain falling on the windward slopes. (britannica.com)
  • Amargosa Desert
  • The Amargosa Desert lies at an elevation of about 2,600 to 2,750 feet (790 to 840 m), and includes Crater Flat and the community of Amargosa Valley, Nevada , (formerly Lathrop Wells), which lies at the southern end of the desert. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is not known when the first humans settled in the Amargosa Desert. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first community in the Amargosa Desert was founded circa 1905 as the result of extensive borax mining in the area. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1976, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began studies of unsaturated zone hydrology at a site in the Amargosa Desert near Beatty, Nevada, as part of the USGS Low-Level Radioactive Waste Program. (usgs.gov)
  • Over the years, USGS investigations at the Amargosa Desert Research Site (ADRS) have provided long-term "benchmark" information about the hydraulic characteristics and soil-water movement for both natural-site conditions and simulated waste-site conditions in an arid environment. (usgs.gov)
  • USGS scientist Jonathan Arthur sampling at the Amargosa Desert Research Site. (usgs.gov)
  • Using a magnometer in the trench at the Amargosa Desert Research Station. (usgs.gov)
  • Evapotranspiration station at the Amargosa Desert Research Site. (usgs.gov)
  • Results of studies at the Amargosa Desert Research Site (ADRS) are contributing to the characterization and understanding of arid-site processes. (usgs.gov)
  • soils
  • There are a few species of tree that survive the nutrient-poor sandy soils of a coastal desert. (ehow.com)
  • I just read the article, "Plant-Based Plume-Scale Mapping of Tritium Contamination in Desert Soils," and wanted to express my appreciation. (usgs.gov)
  • arid region
  • The Smoke Creek Desert is an arid region of northwestern Nevada , USA that lies about 60 miles (97 km) to the north of Pyramid Lake , west of the Fox Range and east of the Smoke Creek Mountains . (wikipedia.org)
  • barren
  • Desert farming is possible with the aid of irrigation and the Imperial Valley in California provides an example of how previously barren land can be made productive by the import of water from an outside source. (wikipedia.org)
  • washes
  • However, the animals also have been captured in riparian woodlands, pinyon-juniper and ponderosa pine woodlands, and grassy or gravelly desert washes. (iucnredlist.org)
  • National Wildli
  • The seasonal Amargosa River course runs through the desert, with the rare Shoshone pupfish in nearby Amargosa Pupfish Station of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex . (wikipedia.org)
  • Within the desert are several Indian reservations, the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, and popular resorts such as Palm Springs . (britannica.com)
  • Sahara
  • Many trade routes have been forged across deserts, especially across the Sahara Desert , and traditionally were used by caravans of camels carrying salt, gold, ivory and other goods. (wikipedia.org)
  • landform
  • Here is a brief overview of the desert landform. (42explore.com)
  • The Salton Sea , a brackish lake, occupies the deepest section of the Salton Trough (Salton Basin), a landform that effectively outlines the Colorado Desert and the neighbouring Yuma Desert of Arizona, U.S., and northwestern Sonora, Mexico. (britannica.com)
  • Gila Monster
  • Here you can learn about these endangered desert animal species: the ocelot, kangaroo rat, Gila Monster, prairie dog, and peregrine falcon. (42explore.com)
  • rain
  • Usually, however, rain falls in deserts for at least a few days each year-typically 15 to 20 days. (britannica.com)
  • In some local desert showers, the rain falling from clouds evaporates before it reaches the ground. (britannica.com)
  • And though rain is scarce in all desert regions, deserts are not total wastelands. (42explore.com)
  • Although rain seldom occurs in deserts, there are occasional downpours that can result in flash floods. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rain falling on hot rocks can cause them to shatter and the resulting fragments and rubble strewn over the desert floor is further eroded by the wind. (wikipedia.org)
  • world's
  • Experience the diversity and cultural richness of the world's deserts through the people who have been challenged by their uniqueness and rewarded by their remoteness. (42explore.com)
  • Western Desert
  • The Western Desert covers about 700,000 square kilometres and accounts for about two-thirds of Egypt's land area. (fao.org)
  • Migration into the Western Desert is likely to occur only when the prevailing northerly winds are interrupted for a day or two by easterly winds in the spring or by southerly or south-westerly winds in the autumn. (fao.org)
  • Al-Qaṣr, Egypt, in the oasis of Al-Dākhilah in the Western Desert . (britannica.com)
  • The Western Desert comprises two-thirds of the land surface of Egypt and covers an area of about 262,800 square miles (680,650 square km). (britannica.com)
  • Egyptian part, known as the Western Desert (Al-Ṣaḥrāʾ al-Gharbiyyah), was a critical area of operations in World War II. (britannica.com)
  • occur
  • Hot deserts occur in those regions to the north and south of the equatorial belt that lie beneath these descending, dry air masses. (britannica.com)
  • regions
  • In most desert regions atmospheric humidity is usually too low to permit formation of fog or dew to any significant extent. (britannica.com)
  • however
  • However, despite numerous investigations, conducted in not only the United Kingdom and the United States but also Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, the criteria that define food deserts and their boundaries and the reasons for their existence are not fully understood. (britannica.com)
  • Egyptian
  • A week-long survey was undertaken by Keith Cressman (FAO Locust Forecasting Officer) and Locust Officers from the Egyptian Department for Locust and Agro-Aviation Affairs in early November 2000 to investigate the suitability of the area for Desert Locusts. (fao.org)
  • The Desert Fox Oracle is an Egyptian-themed oracle of 30 cards, reflecting the number of days in the Ancient Egyptian lunar calendar. (aeclectic.net)
  • major
  • Label the major deserts of the world. (enchantedlearning.com)
  • The same study also suggested that the 'S. miniana is a major selection agent causing the desert marigold to generate the multiple flowers heads alluded to by its scientific name. (desertusa.com)
  • name
  • The original Smoke Creek Desert is shown on John Charles Frémont 's map of the area during his 1843-44 expedition as a lake west of "Mud Lake", which was an early name for the Black Rock Desert. (wikipedia.org)
  • Desert Rock was the code name of a series of exercises conducted by the US military in conjunction with atmospheric nuclear tests. (wikipedia.org)
  • share
  • A large share of subsequent funding for HFFI went to community-development financial institutions for lending to food retailers in food deserts. (britannica.com)
  • often
  • Indeed, food deserts often are not readily traversed , particularly by people without cars who rely on public transportation . (britannica.com)
  • This is attributable to larvae of the desert-marigold moth (Schinia miniana), which construct the balls as cocoons, often building them in as little as 20 minutes. (desertusa.com)
  • inches
  • The desert-marigold is an annual or short-lived perennial, generally 10 to 30 inches tall with a basal rosette of one- to four-inch long, pinnate wooly, or hairy, leaves. (desertusa.com)
  • connect
  • Despite the uncertainties concerning the origins of food deserts, research has suggested that economic factors, such as supply and demand , as well as urban planning , which serves to connect consumers to food retailers and transportation services, are at play. (britannica.com)
  • These measures include finding ways to promote the establishment of healthy food retailers in food deserts and to connect consumers to outlets where fresh vegetables and fruits and other healthy foods are available at reasonable cost. (britannica.com)