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Vocabulary Term Details

Arid climate

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arid_climate)

Desert climate, also known as an arid climate, is a climate that does not meet the criteria to be classified as a polar climate, and in which precipitation is too low to sustain any vegetation at all, or at most a very scanty scrub. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Climate
N/AArid soils
Drought
Semiarid climate

This term is used for the following terms: 
Desert climate
Dry climate

Approved Date
24-Jun-2013

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