The Formation of the Atacama

The Formation of the Atacama

The Atacama Desert is the highest-elevation and dryest desert on Earth.

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Geography

Keywords

Atacama, desert, Chile, Peru, Andes, Pacific Ocean, driest, Humboldt Current, cold current, cactuses, formation of precipitation, sea fog, algae, lichen, regional, geography

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10 YEARS?, 100 YEARS?, 1000 YEARS?, 120 000 YEARS!, 20 MILLION YEARS OF ARIDITY!, 35 MILLION YEARS AGO, Annual precipitation: , 3mm/year
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