The driest habitats, characterized by rainfall that is low (less than 30 cm/year) and unpredictable as to when it falls. Some deserts are very hot, but some are cold. Vegetation is typically sparse, but spectacular "blooms" may take place following rain.
Biome in which evaporation exceeds precipitation and the average amount of precipitation is less than 25 centimeters (10 inches) a year. Such areas have little vegetation or have widely spaced, mostly low vegetation. Compare forest, grassland.
desert is a place that is so dry it severely limits the amount of vegetation (plants) that can grow there. Some deserts, like the Sonoran Desert, are hot, but others, like in Antarctica, are very cold.
An area where evaporation exceeds precipitation, for whatever reason, with consequent lack of vegetation. Evaporation rates will vary, according to temperature, but less than 25 centimeters of rain annually will produce a desert in almost any temperature range.
Regions of the world that receive less than about 10 inches of rainfall a year. They are typically characterized by extremely hot daytime temperatures and have plant types adapted to low moisture conditions. Many people mistakenly believe you need to live near water to attract nesting martins. Not so. Purple Martins thrive in the arid Sonoran Desert of Arizona, where they nest in the well-insulated nest cavities excavated by the Gila Woodpecker and Gilded Flicker in the Saguaro cactus. Their only reliable source of water is the insects they consume.
In geography, a desert is a landscape form or region that receives very little precipitation. Deserts are defined as areas that receive an average annual precipitation of less than 250 mm (10 inches). In the KÃ¶ppen climate classification system, deserts are classed as (BW).
To leave (especially something which one should stay by and support); to leave in the lurch; to abandon; to forsake; -- implying blame, except sometimes when used of localities; as, to desert a friend, a principle, a cause, one's country.
Desert is an electronic and house music duo from Liverpool, England. Members are producers Paul Kane and Paul Pringle. In 2001 they hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "Lettin' Ya Mind Go."
In particle physics, the desert refers to a theorized gap in energy scales between the Te V scale and the GUT scale in which no new physics appears. The idea of the desert was motivated by the observation of successful gauge coupling unification with just the minimal supersymmetric standard model particle content: adding additional new physics at an intermediate scale generically screws up the gauge coupling unification.