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  Desert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Desert soil is often composed mostly of sand and sand dunes may be present.
Coastal deserts generally are found on the western edges of continents near the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
Polar deserts are areas with annual precipitation less than 250 millimeters and a mean temperature during the warmest month of less than 10° C. Polar deserts on Earth cover nearly 5 million square kilometers and are mostly bedrock or gravel plains.
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 Sechura desert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sechura desert is a desert ecoregion of coastal Peru.
The name sechura derives from a culture that developed called the SEC, around the year 400 B.C. In 1728 the old Sechura town was destroyed by a tsunami and moved to its current location.
The desert occupies the northern coastal strip along the Pacific coast of Peru, extending from the coast 20-100 km inland to the secondary ridges of the Andes Mountains.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sechura_desert   (390 words)

  
 Sechura desert -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Sechura desert is a (An arid region with little or no vegetation) desert (Click link for more info and facts about ecoregion) ecoregion of coastal (A republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries) Peru.
The name sechura derives from a culture that developed called the SEC, around the year 400 B.C. In 1728 the old (Click link for more info and facts about Sechura) Sechura town was destroyed by a (A huge destructive wave (especially one caused by an earthquake)) tsunami and moved to its current location.
The desert occupies the generally flat (A plain adjacent to a coast) coastal plain, with areas of dunes and low hills.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/se/sechura_desert.htm   (505 words)

  
 Read about Desert at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Desert and learn about Desert here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Atlantic coastal desert and Namib desert of Africa.
Pakistan are parts of a monsoon desert region west of the range.
The remaining surfaces of arid lands are composed of exposed bedrock outcrops, desert soils, and
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Desert   (2404 words)

  
 CONK! Encyclopedia: Piura_Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The coast is diveded by the peruvian subropical desert on the southern region (Sechura near Lambayeque),and bushy like savannas or equatorial tropical-dry forests to the center and north.
The Sechura Desert, located south of the Piura River, is Peru's largest desert and one of the worlds examples of how a tropical-desert looks like.
The climate is desertic and semi-tropical (savanna) or tropical-dry in the coast and on the western Andean watersheds.
www.conk.com /search/encyclopedia.cgi?q=Piura_Region   (1678 words)

  
 PIURA - LoveToKnow Article on PIURA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The department belongs partly to the arid coastal plain that extends from the Gulf of Guayaquil southward nearly to Valparaiso, and partly to a broken mountainous region belonging to the Western Cordilleras.
The coastal zone is traversed by the Tumbes, Chira and Piura rivers, which have their sources in the melting snows of the higher Andes and flow westward across the desert to the coast.
There an sulphur deposits in the Sechura desert, and salt is manufacturec at some places on the southern coast.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PI/PIURA.htm   (1029 words)

  
 Desert
For example, Phoenix, Arizona receives less than 250 millimeters, (10 inches), of precipitation per year, and is immediately recognized as being located in the desert.
Polar deserts are areas with annual precipitation less than 250 millimeters and a mean temperature during the warmest month of less than 10° C.
Polar deserts on Earth cover nearly 5 million square kilometers and are mostly bedrock or gravel plains.
www.cooldictionary.com /words/Desert.xlwikipedia   (2690 words)

  
 INCALINK CHULUCANAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The air is dry, the temperature moderately high and the valley is very fertile, which constrasts with the desert which is located just a few kilometers to the south and which is Peru's largest - the Sechura Desert.
The southern limit of the Vicus terrotory was the the Sechura Desert, which was the northern limit of the Moche territory.
In 1980, samples of these ceramic vases were analyzed by potters from Chulucanas (descendants of the artisans from the nearby village of Simbila), and they rediscovered the ancient techniques used to fabricate the vases found in Loma Negra, namely the techniques of "negative painting" and "flening".
www.incalink.com /CULTURAchulucanas.htm   (901 words)

  
 ::: Información General - Sechura :::
The space of Sechura was settled more than 7000 years ago, becoming an ethnic nation around the year 400 B.C. and having his own ideology and language: “The SEC”.
In 1728 when Sechura was destroyed by the river and a tidal wave, the inhabitants moved to the present place.
Located 10 Km from Sechura on the northit owns a very impressive ecosystem and with a life zone constituted by the water mirror, the gramadal mangrove, small isles, muddy areas where a great diversity of species can be found.
www.piuravirtual.com /pag_2_26ing.htm   (685 words)

  
 Sechura   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sechura is a town in northwestern Peru, 52 km south of Piura.
The town gives its name to the Sechura desert, which occupies most of coastal Peru.
Crescent dunes lie south of the city, between the sea and the highway.
sechura.infohub.dnip.net   (69 words)

  
 Peru Desert -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The desert coast of Peru is as gorgeous as it is...
The bleak coast of southern Peru and the apparently barren desert sandwiched between the sea and the Andes...
It is a northern extension of the Atacama Desert of Chile...
peru.faasv.com /index.php?k=peru-desert   (1110 words)

  
 CPD: South America, Site SA42, Lomas Formations, Peru
Inland from the Sechura Desert along the coastal plain of northern Peru, semi-desert vegetation is well developed on slopes between the ranges of the Andes.
Ohga, N. Dynamics of the buried seed population in soil, and the mechanisms of maintenance of the herbaceous lomas vegetation in the coastal desert of central Peru.
Rundel, P.W., Dillon, M.O., Palma, B., Mooney, H.A., Gulmon, S.L. and Ehleringer, J.R. The phytogeography and ecology of the coastal Atacama and Peruvian deserts.
www.nmnh.si.edu /botany/projects/cpd/sa/sa42.htm   (5526 words)

  
 Illescas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sechura Bay also includes the northernmost portion of the Pacific Ocean that is under the influence of the Peru-Chile or Humboldt Current.
The Peninsula and Cerro Illescas are located more than 150 km west of the Andes, in the middle of a flatland desert, the Sechura desert.
The Estuario de Virrila is a 30 km long canal entering the Sechura desert from the Sechura Bay.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/I/Illescas.htm   (388 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Sechura desert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Deserts and xeric shrublands is a biome characterized by a dry climate.
Jump to: navigation, search Sechura is a town in northwestern Peru, 52 km south of Piura.
In geography, a coastal plain is an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sechura-desert   (841 words)

  
 PERU / A Desert By Any Other Name / The desert coast of Peru is as gorgeous as it is baffling
Of these desert civilizations, the most well known is the Nazca culture (a contemporary of the Moche), which etched huge line drawings into the rocky soil of a plateau along Peru's southern coast.
The coastal desert of Peru, on the other hand, is populated by oases full of workaday Peruvians - and it more or less has been this way for the past 6,000 years.
The deserts near Nazca can be combined with a journey inland to the beautiful Andean city of Cusco, which is the heart of Incan culture and a staging area for Machu Picchu.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/03/28/CMGS25C6D723.DTL&...   (2404 words)

  
 WWF Global 200 Ecoregions -- Atacama-Sechura Deserts (133)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Deserts are defined by being dry, so it might seem hard to judge which one is actually the driest.
The ecoregion is bordered by mountains and isn’t nearly as hot as some deserts, with average temperatures ranging from only 66° F (19° C) in winter to 72° F (22° C) in summer.
The Atacama-Sechura Deserts are so dry mainly because of their position along the Pacific Ocean.
www.worldwildlifeweb.com /wildworld/profiles/g200/g133.html   (461 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Sechura desert (NT1315)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Sechura Desert of western Peru, like the neighboring Atacama Desert in Chile, exists as a long narrow coastal band, bound by the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
This desert, like other coastal deserts, is one of the few on Earth that receives most of its precipitation in the form of fog.
The Sechura fox, an endemic species, spends most of its time scouring the desert in search of meager food, such as plant materials and invertebrates.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt1315.html   (450 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Sechura desert (NT1315)
The Sechura desert is the most extensive desert strip on the western coast of South America.
The endemic fauna of the desert include lizards such as Tropidurus peruvianus, T.theresiae, T. Thoracicus, Ctenoblepharis adspersus, the ratón de sechura Phyllotis gerbillus, butterflies of the family Pieridae and an endangered bird like the Phytotoma raymondii.
Although this ecoregion corresponds to the country’s most populated area, fortunately there are a number of protected natural areas that have a representative sample of the different ecosystems such as the hills, coastal wetlands, desert and the carob groves.
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt1315_full.html   (1248 words)

  
 where in south america is the sechura desert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Desert and arid steppe in northern Mexico, the dry Sechura and Atacama regions along the west coast of South America between 5°S and 30°S...
Some deserts are the Sechura, the Atacama, and the Altiplano desert.
From the Sechura desert to the Nazca plains and the...
south-america2.myinfoplan.com /where-in-south-america-is-the-sechura-desert.html   (306 words)

  
 Alpha Centauri's Universe: Earth Image Archive - Sechura Desert
The Sechura Desert of northwestern Peru is typical of the hyperarid conditions that exist along the west coast of South America where the cold Humboldt (Peruvian) Current generates very little precipitation, especially along the northern coast of Chile and the entire coast of Peru.
The darker area in the desert southeast of Sechura Bay appears to be an oasis area where possibly a hardy variety of cotton is grown with the use of irrigation.
The west-flowing Cascajal River exits the Andes Mountains, begins its trek across the Sechura Desert, and apparently disappears beneath the sandy soil of the desert before reaching the cultivated field near the coast.
www.earthandspace.info /contents/earth0285b.htm   (259 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Piura mangroves (NT1429)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is the southernmost limit of Pacific coastal mangroves, occurring in the vicinity of Bahía de Sechura in northern Peru, around river mouths and along the Pacific coast.
Because they are embedded in a desert landscape, these mangroves are an important refuge for many species, offering shade and potential meals in an otherwise barren landscape.
Because of the extreme dryness of the Sechura Desert, few villages and towns exist here, but those that do rely almost completely on the sea for survival.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt1429.html   (350 words)

  
 Desert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Some deserts are hot all year round, while others are hot in the summer, and cold in the winter.
The biggest desert in the world is the Sahara in Africa, the Kalahari Desert is also in Africa.
The Australian Desert is in Australia and the Gobi Desert is in Asia.
www.saskschools.ca /~tfordsd/phillgr6/documents/desert.htm   (389 words)

  
 VirtualPeru.net: La Costa
This is the coastal region of Peru, following the country's Pacific coastline from north to south and thus forming a long narrow region between the ocean and the mountain ranges of the Andes.
A veryinteresting example of the sand desert can be found in Huacachina, a green oasis completely surrounded by sand dunes.
For instance Lima, in fact in the middle of the desert, doesn't seem to be a desert city at all, and there is no lack of fresh water.
www.virtualperu.net /costa.html   (269 words)

  
 Deserts and Xeric Shrublands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Deserts and Xeric Shrublands is a biome in which the climate is very dry, either hot or cold
Colorado's San Luis Valley is a typical cold xeric shrubland located in the temperate zone at high elevation although it does deviate from the general description in being densely populated with small animals and their pedators.
Sahara desert (Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia)
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/deserts_and_xeric_shrublands   (352 words)

  
 Sechuran Zorro (Pseudolopex sechurae)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The species is considered to be as abundant in the northern and central coast of Peru.
In the Sechura Desert, foxes eat mainly the seed pods of perennial shrubs.
Yahnke, C. Metachromism and the insight of Wilfred Osgood: evidence of common ancestory for Darwin's fox and the Sechura fox.
www.canids.org /SPPACCTS/dsechura.htm   (758 words)

  
 NASA - Visible Earth Images   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In northwestern Peru, the Sechura Desert illustrates the hyper-arid conditions created along the west coast of Peru and northern Chile by the cold ocean currents welling up along the coast.
These cold waters provide little in the way of evaporation that would ultimately end up as rain, and deserts like the Sechura (southwest of center) are the result.
Intermingled with the dry barren landscape are rivers and streams that run out of the High peaks of the Andes, bringing pockets of water and vegetation to small areas.
www.world-digest.com /NASA/ec.html   (104 words)

  
 Ernst Klett Verlag - PGM
Abstract: The last Super El Niño in 1997/98 marks the climax of an intensified precipitation in the north Peruvian Sechura desert since the eigthies of the closing century.
The increase in rainfall corresponds significantly with a more frequent warming of coastal sea surface temperatures which cause an intensification of the land-sea breeze phenomenon.
In case of a future increase of the sea surface temperatures of the tropical eastern Pacific (Niño3 region), as it is assumed by simulations with global climate models, the climate-ecological consequences for the Sechura desert directly depend on the propagation of the warming trend towards the coastal waters.
www.klett-verlag.de /sixcms/klett-perthes/terra-extra/sixcms/detail.php?id=4241   (473 words)

  
 Desert Montane deserts Asia-Pacific geography trade wind Great Basin Thar Desert gravel cobble flash flood Central Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Desert Montane deserts Asia-Pacific geography trade wind Great Basin Thar Desert gravel cobble flash flood Central Asia
» Gobi desert of Mongolia; Taklamakan desert in China.
All about the desert biome, description, global position, climate, and information on specific plants and animals of this biome.
en.powerwissen.com /VhbQyiJRoRt9aNdgsvxNYA%3D%3D_Desert.html   (2731 words)

  
 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Pseudalopex sechurae
The Sechuran fox occupies habitats ranging from sandy deserts with low plant density to agricultural lands and dry forests (Cabrera 1931, Huey 1969, Langguth 1975).
The most important threats are from the market for handicrafts and amulets and from persecution because of damage to livestock.
Huey, R. Winter diet of the Peruvian desert fox.
www.redlist.org /search/details.php?species=6925   (789 words)

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