Atacama Desert

[n] - a desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits
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Atacama Desert

noun a desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits
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Atacama Desert

cool, arid region in northern Chile, 600 to 700 miles (1,000 to 1,100 km) long from north to south. Its limits are not exactly determined, but it ... [6 related articles]
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Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert (Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America, covering a {convert|1000|km|mi|-2|adj=on} strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest non-polar desert in the world. According to estimates the Atacama Desert proper occupies {convert|105000|km2|mi2|-3}, but its size rises to {convert|1280...
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Atacama Desert

Atacama Desert (ätäkä'mä) , arid region, c.600 mi (970 km) long, N Chile, extending south from the border of Peru. The desert itself, c.2,000 ft (610 m) above sea level, is a series of dry salt basins flanked on the W by the Pacific coastal range, averaging c.2,500 ft (760 m)...
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Atacama Desert

Click images to enlargeArid coastal region of northern Chile, with an area of about 80,000 sq km/31,000 sq mi, and extending south from the Peruvian border for 965 km/600 mi. It consists of a series of salt pans within a plateau region. Its rainless condition is caused by the Peru Current offshore; any moist a...
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