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Climate Regions of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia

TermDefinition
wadi dry riverbed that fills with water when rare rains fall in a desert
erg large areas of soft sands and dunes in the Sahara
oasis fertile area that rises in a desert wherever water is regularly available
steppe partly dry grassland often found on the edges of a desert
nomad person who lives by moving from place to place to follow herds of migrating animals that they hunt or lead herds of grazing animals to fresh pasture
dry farming agriculture that conserves water and uses crops and growing methods suited ti semi arid environments
aquifer underground layer of rock through which water flows
rationing making a resource available in limited amounts
desalinization process of treating seawater to remove salts and minerals and make it drinkable
sparse few or scattered
adequate enough to satisfy a particular requirement
Created by: akennon