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  • [Henderson's] n. biome where the average amount of precipitation is erratic and less than 25 cm per annum, and evaporation exceeds precipitation. Such areas have sparse, highly adapted, vegetation, e.g. cacti, succulents and spiny shrubs. Hot deserts such as the Sahara have very high daytime temper­atures. Cold deserts such as the Gobi and the northern Californian desert have very low winter temperatures.

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  • US LTER controlled vocabularybr /LTER BIOME




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