Taklimakan Desert

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Noun1.Taklimakan Desert - a desert in western China
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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The delegation also visited Kekeya in the Aksu Prefecture, a place located on the edge of the Taklimakan Desert.
Kubuqi desert governance model and technology has southern Taklimakan Desert in Xinjiang, Gansu Tengger Desert replicated, and positive output to Central Asia, West Asia and Australia.
Located in the outskirts of the Taklimakan Desert, Bazhou serves as a junction between northern and southern Xinjiang.
Bosten Lake is located in the southern Xinjiang Yanqi Basin, adjacent to the northeastern edge of the Taklimakan Desert. It is the largest inland fresh-water lake in China and measures approximately 55 km in length from east to west and 20 km in width from south to north.
Reports published in the Chinese newspapers said that the engineers there were testing techniques that could be used to build a 1,000-km tunnel - the world's longest - to carry water from Tibet to Xinjiang by diverting the Yarlung Tsangpo river in southern Tibet to the Taklimakan Desert in Xinjiang.
Within the region, annual precipitation in the western plains averages 50-150 mm and less than 50 mm in the Taklimakan Desert.
[16] discovered the laws of water consumption from vegetation transpiration of Haloxylon ammodendron in the hinterland of Taklimakan desert and the influential environment factors of stem sap flow.
In October 2004, ecologist Steve Running visited Flaming Mountain on the edge of the Taklimakan Desert in China.
Dust Ball A July study reported that particles from a huge dust storm in China's Taklimakan desert in 2007 circled the globe in less than 13 days, suggesting planet-wide impacts from regional desertification.
Below: the shifting sands of the Taklimakan Desert beyond the Kefiya River, c.
Blinding sandstorms in the Taklimakan Desert could strike at a moment's notice.