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Descriptor in English: Semi-Arid Zone
Descriptor in Spanish: Zona Semiárida
Descriptor in Portuguese: Zona Semiárida
Descriptor in French: Zone Semiaride
Tree number(s): SP8.473.654.482.197
Scope note: Zone, bordering an arid region, in which the precipitation is insufficient (dryness ratio 1 to 7) to maintain agriculture and where artificial irrigation is needed if cultivation is to be carried out. Particularly prone to extensive fire disaster. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
See also the descriptors: Conservation of Natural Resources MeSH
Desert Climate MeSH
DeCS UI: 35116
Descriptor UI: DDCS035116
Semi-Arid Zone - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060972
Scope note Zone, bordering an arid region, in which the precipitation is insufficient (dryness ratio 1 to 7) to maintain agriculture and where artificial irrigation is needed if cultivation is to be carried out. Particularly prone to extensive fire disaster. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
Preferred term Semi-Arid Zone



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