Chihuahuan Desert

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a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico

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In 2001, when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the Terra satellite with the new MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) sensor, Rango and colleagues began using this imagery of snow-covered parts of the Chihuahuan Desert and mountain snowpacks in Colorado and New Mexico.
The goal: to help to restore bighorns to the wild in the Chihuahuan Desert in northern Mexico.
The Rio Grande and Pecos River of the Chihuahuan Desert, the San Pedro and Colorado rivers of the Sonoran Desert, and the Mojave River of the Mojave Desert contribute enormous diversity to these otherwise arid environments.
Both the diversity and feeding habits of those avian species inhabiting the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico have been examined in several different regions.
The varied geology of the Chihuahuan Desert supports a mosaic of vegetation communities, ranging from desert shrubs such as creosote (Larrea tridentata) and tarbush (Flourencia cernia) at lower elevations to conifer woodlands at higher elevations.
An assessment of the major issues and recommended actions was developed based on consultation with more than 100 government and civil society experts across the selected regions: the Gulf of California, Chihuahuan Desert, Mesoamerican Reef of Mexico, Oaxaca, Monarch Butterfly Region and Chiapas (Lacandona Forests and El Triunfo).
lepidus harvesting rainwater during mid-winter and summer months, respectively, in the same geographical area in the northern Chihuahuan Desert.
The college ranch, formally known as the Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center, provides an ideal setting for evaluating technologies that might help keep the nation's southern border secure, Silver said.
This past October 2, on a moonlit night outside the town of Janos in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, a captive-bred black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) peered out of his cage, reluctant to venture into the vast Chihuahuan Desert.
The President has committed $4 million for Fiscal Year 2007 funds to begin implementing projects to support conservation initiatives in Laguna Madre, Marismas Nacionales, Chiapas, Yucatan Peninsula, and the Chihuahuan Desert Grasslands (Janos and Saltillo).
Located at the meeting point of subtropical climate, the Gulf Coast, Great Plains and the Chihuahuan Desert, Santa Ana is an ecological crossroads that attracts a wide variety of birds and other animals, including half of the butterfly species known in the U.
The Trans-Pecos is biologically diverse and Powell (1998) categorized 5 broad vegetation types: Chihuahuan Desert scrub, desert grassland, oak/juniper/pinyon woodland, conifer forest, and riparian community.