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World Distribution of Coastal Deserts
Remote Sensing of the Worlds Arid Lands
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Africa agriculture altiplano altitude anchovies Andean annual Antofagasta Arica arid areas arid lands Arid Zone arid-zone Atacama atmospheric average Calama camanchaca Chilean Chuquicamata cities climate cloud coastal desert Collahuasi cool Cordillera CORFO cost crops desalting desert of Chile dry area economic Eilat environment export factors farm fish meal geographic groundwater Humboldt current humidity increase industry inversion Iquique irrigation islands kilometers latitude Lima limited marine layer Meigs ment meters millibars mineral Namib nitrate nomads Norte northern South America nuclear oases ocean offshore Ollague Pacific Pampa del Tamarugal pampas percent Peru Peruvian coast plant population port precipitation production rainfall rains range region result River Sahara Santiago season seawater semiarid slopes soil solar South America southern stations subsidence summer supply surface Swakopmund tamarugo temperature tion tons town trade-wind tropical Valley vegetation Walvis Bay western winds winter