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having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation
Large area characterized by its climate and plants and animals that live in the area
the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
the act or process of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid or solid form.
the act or process of decomposing
that part of the mouth or lower course of a river in which the river's current meets the sea's tide
of or living in water that is fresh or not salt
a fungus in symbiotic union with an alga and having a greenish, gray, yellow, brown, or blackish thallus that grows in leaflike, crustlike, or branching forms on rocks, trees, etc
any process of combining atmospheric nitrogen with other elements, either by chemical means or by bacterial action: used chiefly in the preparation of fertilizers, industrial products, etc
Tiny organisms that float near the surface of the ocean
Amount of salt in water
Wetland in which trees and vines grow
a tropical forest, usually of tall, densely growing, broad-leaved evergreen trees in an area of high annual rainfall
the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc