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Notes and Geoterms

term/exampledefinition/example answer
desertification land that gets very dry and turns into a desert
drought when rain barely hit dry land for a long period of time
marginal land land that should not be formed
pastoral nomads a group of herders who move their animals from one grassland to another
oases environment some oasis are natural, others are made when humans dig or drill into the ground. Natural oases created by springs or low spots that meet an underground stream
adaptations to life in the oases date palms used for food, fuel, building material exported for cash
Sahel environment the land is marginal for farming. desertification has begun in some areas. causes overgrazing, deforestation, drought
adaptations to life in the Sahel herders moved their herds from one grazing fresh pasture area to another throughout the year
Created by: jjperry