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Descriptor English: Desert Climate
Descriptor Spanish: Clima Desértico
Descriptor clima desértico
Scope note: Tipo de clima caracterizado por una humedad insuficiente para sustentar una vida vegetal apreciable. Es un clima de extrema aridez, por lo general de extremo calor y con lluvias insignificantes. (Traducción libre del original: McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Descriptor Portuguese: Clima Desértico
Descriptor French: Climat désertique
Entry term(s): Climate, Desert
Climates, Desert
Desert Climates
Tree number(s): G16.500.275.071.325
N06.230.300.100.250.325
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003889
Scope note: A type of climate characterized by insufficient moisture to support appreciable plant life. It is a climate of extreme aridity, usually of extreme heat, and of negligible rainfall. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Annotation: specify geog if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
DeCS ID: 3909
Unique ID: D003889
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Desert Climate - Preferred
Concept UI M0006072
Scope note A type of climate characterized by insufficient moisture to support appreciable plant life. It is a climate of extreme aridity, usually of extreme heat, and of negligible rainfall. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Preferred term Desert Climate
Entry term(s) Climate, Desert
Climates, Desert
Desert Climates



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