Deserts/Glaciers

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  1. A region of low participatation usally less than 25 cm [10]/year is called?
    Desert
  2. 20 to 25% of the land surface, many located between 15 degrees and 40 degrees latitude both north and south of the equator is called?
    Distribution
  3. A sparse, widely spaced, small leaves to leafless, deep tap root, waxy coating, thorny, and pungent odor is called?
    Desert vegitation characteristics
  4. Plants able to survive on small amounts of water is called?
    Xerotypes
  5. Plants whic hsend roots down to the water table or capilary fringe to obtain water is called?
    Phreatophytes
  6. Plants able to withstand salt concentrations and immersion in highly saline water is called?
    Harlophytes
  7. Poorly developed, shallow in depth, absence of dark colored humus layer, alkaline salt and caliche deposit is called?
    Desert soil characteristics
  8. A fan-shaped stream deposited at the base of a mountian is called?
    Alluvinal fan
  9. A coalescing alluvinal fans is called?
    Bajada
  10. A gently sloping erosional bedrock surface at the base of a hill or mountian, which may be covered by a thin veneer of alluvium is called?
    Pediment
  11. An isolated, residual hill rising above a pediment is called?
    Inselberg
  12. A dried-up lake bed consistinly of mud cracked silt and clay is called?
    Playa
  13. A broad, flat-topped elevated land area, bounded at least in part by cliffs is called?
    Plateau
  14. A broad, flat-topped hill bounded by cliffs and crapped with a resistant rock layer is called?
    Mesa
  15. A narrow, flat-topped, pinnacle bounded by cliffs and crapped with a resistant rock layer is called?
    Butte

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