semiarid climate

semiarid climate

[¦sem·ē′ar·əd ′klī·mət]
(climatology)
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The predominant climate in the region according to the Gaussen classification is type 4aTh, (tropical hot, severe drought in the winter), having 7-8 dry months, with a xerothermic index between 200 and 150, type BSwh (hot, semiarid climate, the rainy season starting only in the autumn).
Being controlled by the combined effects of the Indian monsoon and westerly circulation, the upper reach of the YZRB is characterized by a semiarid climate of the cold temperate zone [5, 16] where a number of glaciers and an extensive area of seasonal frozen soils and permafrost developed in this region.
Sheep breeding is an economic activity of great value for the Brazilian livestock industry, mainly for the Northeast region, which is situated in an area possessing more than 56% of semiarid climate (GIRARDI & ROSA, 2011).
Number of buds (NB), number of flowers (NFL), number of fruits (NFR), shoot percentage (SP), fruit set (FS) and fertility index (Fl) in two apple tree cultivars grown under a semiarid climate. JULIETA PRINCESA NB a b NFL a b NFR a b % SB a b %FS a b % FI a b Porcentage (%) Note: Table made from bar graph.
However, also the northern part of the state even showing less dramatic scenarios of temperature increase and reduction in precipitation shall have an intensification of poverty due to the semiarid climate and high exposure and sensitivity to the drought phenomenon.
The CPD is notably characterized by its semiarid climate, which is unusual for a tropical region.
The northern region of Minas Gerais has a semiarid climate and a diverse range of agricultural crops, and the composition of its native fauna is not completely known.
The experiment was conducted at the Professor Cinobelina Elvas Research Unit in Small Ruminants Campus (CPCE), Federal University of Piauf, Teresina State, Brazil (FUPI), Bom Jesus--PI (9[degrees]04'28" south latitude and 44[degrees]21'31" west longitude) at an altitude of 277 m, with a semiarid climate (Bsh), with annual average rainfall of 900 mm, maximum and minimum temperatures at 36 and 18[degrees]C, and relative humidity at 55 and 75% respectively.
The Caatinga biome of Brazil is considered to be one of the 37 Wilderness Areas of the World, and it plays an important role in the maintenance of regional macro-ecological process, as well as indirectly supporting regions with diversity and endemism in Brazil (Leite and Machado, 2010.) Northeastern Brazil has distinctive scrub vegetation referred to as "Caatinga", consisting of xerophytic low thorny bushes adapted to the semiarid climate, which covers over 10% of the Brazilian territory.
As expected for New Mexico's semiarid climate, this amount of soil carbon is relatively low compared to other ecosystems such as temperate grasslands (116 tons per acre, 259 MT per hectare) or temperate forests (47 tons per acre, 106 MT per hectare).
major, the most widely endemic disease-causing species, is closely tied to the semiarid climate zone (6).