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The Tanami Desert is a desert in northern Australia. It has a rocky terrain with small hills. The Tanami Desert is one of the most isolated and arid places on Earth. The Tanami was the Northern Territory's final frontier and wasn't fully explored until well into the twentieth century. Desert view in Saudi Arabia. ... Earth is the third planet in the solar system. ... Emblems: {{{Emblems}}} Motto: None Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Administrator Chief Minister Const. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ...


  • Coordinates: 130° E 20° S
  • Area: 37529 km²
  • Closest place to The Tanami Desert with recorded rainfall:
    • Rabbit flat
  • Annual rainfall (rabbit flat): 429.7 mm
  • Mean daily max temperature (rabbit flat): 33.5 °C
  • Mean daily min temperature (rabbit flat): 16.4 °C
  • Mean number or clear days 169
  • Mean daily evaporation 7.6 mm

The Tanami Desert is in the hottest place in the world while the Antartic Desert is in the coldest place in the world.

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Desert - Academic Kids (2640 words)
Desert soil is often composed mostly of sand and sand dunes may be present.
Deserts are also classified by their geographical location and dominant weather pattern as trade wind, midlatitude, rain shadow, coastal, monsoon, or polar deserts.
The Thar Desert of India and the Cholistan Desert of Pakistan are parts of a monsoon desert region west of the range.
Desert (255 words)
In physical geography, a desert is a landscape form or region that receives little precipitation.
Non-polar deserts are hot because they have little water.
In many parts of the world deserts are created by a rain shadow effect in which air masses lose much of their moisture as they move over a mountain range.
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