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Used to describe the climate of a particular geographic location. Arid landscapes are devoid of water, lack abundant moisture in the air, and often appear as a parched, barren environment. However, many arid environments are teeming with lifeforms, because aridity contributes to specific floral and faunal adaptions in the natural environment.

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"Wild horses running through the arid landscape in Tule Valley, Utah," by Qfl247 is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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