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Ch. 15 Sect. 1 Vocab

Southwest Asia & North Africa Geography & History

arid very dry, having almost no rainfall
desertification a gradual transition from fertile to less productive land
alluvial plain a flat area of land next to a stream or river that floods
silt fine particles of soil deposited along riverbanks
irrigation the process of redirecting water to crops through channels and ditches
petroleum raw material used to produce oil
nonrenewable cannot reproduce quickly enough to keep up with its use
fault a fracture in Earth's crust
oasis a fertile place with water in a dry desert area
qanat a human-made underground tunnel on the Iranian Plateau, used for carrying water from the mountains
Created by: ltandbob