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desert

v. to intentionally abandon a person or thing.

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SKARDU -- Skardu a district of Gilgit-Baltistan region has in its lap a scenic natural beauty beyond description comprising stunning combination of cold deserts,glaciers,fresh water lakes, streams,mighty mountainous ranges- Karakorum and Himalayas and above all splendid river Indus passing through the region.
Cold deserts, like the McMurdo Dry Valleys area in Antarctica, receive their moisture from snow or fog.
Cold deserts get snow instead of rain, and are found on extreme southern and northern landmasses.
And as the entire continent of Antarctica is a cold desert and is about 14 million square kilometres in size, it beats the hot desert of the Sahara (nine million square kilometres) and is the biggest desert in the world.
The Antarctic Cold Desert environment is extremely arid, and water availability has been identified as a key property influencing the soil processes (Campbell and Claridge 1982, 1987) and soil biological activity (Wynn-Williams et al.
Variation in the ability to utilize pulses of both water and nitrogen (N) is one possible mechanism allowing the coexistence of species in the cold desert community on the Colorado Plateau.
Rates of 150-300 t/ha per year have been recorded in southern Tunisia (and also in Mongolia, in a cold desert) as a result of the clearing of subdesert sandy steppes.
The cold desert winters allow onions to be stored with minimum refrigeration through a 10- to 12-month processing season, a competitive advantage over the standard seven-month season.
ISLAMABAD -- The government of Gilgit-Baltistan in collaboration with PakWheel would organize third edition of 'Sarfaranga Cold Desert Rally 2019' from August 23.
He cut it short to pose for Filipinos who braved the cold desert weather just to see him in person.
GILGIT -- The qualifying round of the Sarfa Ranga cold desert jeep rally will be held on Saturday (today) in Shigar district of Gilgit-Baltistan.
EeA[cedilla] Ladhak: The cold desert of India is a must visit place in summers and monsoons as the roads are clear for travel in these seasons unlike in winters.