aridity


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  • noun

Synonyms for aridity

the quality of yielding nothing of value

a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)

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The cure for the kind of aridity that Querry experiences, Greene believes, comes during a painful process during which he recognizes the imprisoning, the shallow values, and the immature personas that he had formerly embraced.
The magical fluidity of these commodity fetishes underscored the tension between lushness and the barren aridity that hung over the show, informing a creeping sense of catastrophe.
The environmental factors tagged in JournalMap include climate variables such as daily temperatures during the growing season, average annual precipitation, and aridity index; landform characteristics, such as elevation and slope; soil characteristics, such as surface texture and depth; and types of land cover.
He pointed to the aridity, water scarcity and total dependence of Egypt on the Nile water since early ages, a matter which is the concern of all the Egyptian people.
NNA - Environment Minister, Mohammad Mashnouk, saw a dire necessity for Lebanon to benefit from water, amid the ongoing aridity resulting from climate change, through the fountains, rivers and wells, considering such benefit to be much more better than importing water from abroad.
Aridity, galloping demography, urbanisation boom and improved living standards are putting enormous pressure on supplies, prompting the need for a future-oriented strategy to ensure water security in the Gulf region, said GCC Unified Water Strategy director Dr Abdulaziz Al Turbak, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper.
Aridity, galloping demography, urbanisation boom and improved living standards are putting enormous pressure on supplies, prompting a call to map out a future-oriented strategy to ensure water security in the Gulf region.
In Europe, the summer aridity of Greece, Turkey, Italy and Spain is expected to extend farther north into continental Europe.
The World Bank believes that irrigation could allow the Sahel's agriculture to overcome the challenges posed by a hostile environment and produce more food for its people "Although desert and aridity define the Sahel.
Good literature distills what is truly human and provides a reservoir of feeling to quench the aridity of ideology.
Thick charcoal bands in the PDH 210 record also suggest periods of extreme aridity between 30 200 and 12 700 cal a BP.
The state has proposed a strategy for resolving the problems in the water sector and for coping with aridity in the next 10 years, Bulgarian TV channel bTV informed.
Increase of CO2 concentration and other green house gases would have led to global warming, oxygen depletion and carbon cycle anomaly; physical and chemical anomalies in ocean (acidification, euxinia, low sulfate concentration, isotopic anomaly of organic nitrogen) and great regression would have caused marine extinction due to unadaptable environments, selective death and hypercapnia; continental aridity, disappearance of monsoon system and wild fire would have devastated the land vegetation, esp.
Desert monasteries, preserved by aridity, constitute most of what is left of Coptic civilization.
Aridity and drought are the norm, and I would advise anybody who lives off the land, to first wait for the grass, before buying the next batch of tollies.