steppe climate

steppe climate

[′step ‚klī·mət]
(climatology)
The type of climate in which precipitation though very slight, is sufficient for growth of short, sparse grass; typical of the steppe regions of south-central Eurasia. Also known as semiarid climate.
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Not only is she headed to a harsh steppe climate, but going there means pausing her study and training of elephants, a project that she loves.
The climate in the Xilin River watershed is described as a continental temperate steppe climate. The vegetation consists of typical steppe vegetation and the soil is mainly dark Kastanozems and light Kastanozems.
Southern Africa's most severe is the Steppe climate of the Karoo; this is ameliorated with winter rainfall consistency.