arid zone


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arid zone

n
(Physical Geography) either of the zones of latitude 15–30° N and S characterized by very low rainfall and desert or semidesert terrain
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DERA GHAZI KHAN -- A large number of farmers from the arid zone of Rajanpur again held a sit-in in front of the Irrigation Department office on Thursday, demanding the release of irrigation water in the Dajal Canal which not only feeds their crops but also is a source of drinking water for humans and cattle.
ISLAMABAD -- President Science Foundation of the Economic Cooperation Organization Dr Manzoor Hussain and Member Higher Education Commission Dr Ghulam Raza Bhatti Wednesday visited Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) Umerkot Sindh.
Major organization : CENTRAL ARID ZONE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CAZRI)
2005), (2) increase the estimated ammonia loss from vegetation in the arid zone from those proposed by Denmead (1990) to provide consistency with ammonia (N[H.
Sources said the Arid Zone Research Institute in D.
Papers in this volume cover a broad spectrum of topics in land and water engineering, arid zone precision agriculture, food engineering and bioprocess technology, controlled environment agriculture among others.
Iran is located in an arid zone, and the drought of 1992-2002 caused a major blow to agriculture.
In the arid zone of Pakistan, an average family has 2-3 cattle and 4-5 sheep and obtained their 30-40 per cent income from livestock and their products such as milk, meat, leather and wool (Economic Survey of Pakistan, 2012).
Amman, April 26 (Petra)--Agriculture Minister Ahmad Al Khattab on Wednesday discussed withVice-Chairman of the Arab Center for the Study of Arid Zones and Dry Lands ( ACSAD) Nasriddin Obaid means of developing scientific and agricultural research in arid zone and dry lands as well as the exchange of agricultural expertise.
Arid zone geomorphology; process, form and change in drylands, 3d ed.
4 million km 2 lying within the arid zone of the Sahara Desert.
For those unfamiliar with the archaeology of the arid zone, surface scatters of stone artefacts are ubiquitous and extensive but are often conflated palimpsests of mixed ages representing a variety of behaviours.