Simpson Desert


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Simpson Desert

A desert region of central Australia.

Simpson Desert

(ˈsɪmpsən)
n
(Placename) an uninhabited arid region in central Australia, mainly in the Northern Territory. Area: about 145 000 sq km (56 000 sq miles)
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Noun1.Simpson Desert - a desert region of central AustraliaSimpson Desert - a desert region of central Australia
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
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Younger platypus fossils are known from Australia in what is now the Simpson Desert.
He considers clues to its fate by examining suggested routes they may have taken: northern, from central Queensland to the Gulf and Roper River country to the Tanami-Victoria River region, and east-west, beginning with the south and southeast Simpson Desert, moving to the north and northeast Simpson Desert and southern Barkly Tableland, to the southeastern portion of Western Australia.
0 million acres in the South Georgina and Simpson Desert Basins in Queensland, Australia.
Australia: A 51-year-old mother said Wednesday she felt "fantastic" but tired after becoming the first woman to run across Australia s Simpson Desert, enduring searing temperatures on the 660 kilometre journey.
AoCarla Perrotti is an extraordinary woman, a citizen of the world who has left her dynamic footprint in many of the worldAAEs most challenging deserts, including the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, the Simpson Desert in Australia, the Tenere Desert in Niger, and the snake-infested Kalahari Desert in southern Africa.
On a recent trip to Bush Heritage's Ethabuka property in the north-east corner of the Simpson Desert, Dr Tischler saw desert short-tailed mice, which haven't been recorded there for 18 years.
The development of the platform involved the testing of 200 prototypes at Nissan's Motegi, Oppama, and Tochigi proving grounds, then it was on to testing in the Middle East (the Nissan Patrol is said to be the first vehicle that crossed the Australian Simpson Desert in 1962, so desert conditions are germane to the vehicle) under a variety of conditions, from sand and rocks to traffic jams.
But all they discovered was hardship and fearsome, dry, arid deserts, now named the Sturt Stony Desert after Captain Sturt and the Simpson Desert after an Australian geographer.
His first was the coldest in Minnesota, USA, and the hottest will be this September in Australia's Simpson Desert Challenge - the so-called Satan's Velodrome.

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