Fog desert

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The desert between Lima and Trujillo, Peru. The Andes Mountains, obscured by fog, can be seen in the background.

A fog desert is a type of desert where fog drip supplies the majority of moisture needed by animal and plant life.[1]

Examples of fog deserts include the Atacama Desert of coastal Chile and Peru, the Baja California Desert of Mexico, the Namib Desert in Namibia,[1] the Arabian Peninsula coastal fog desert,[2] and Biosphere 2, an artificial closed ecosphere in Arizona.

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  1. ^ a b Norte, Federico (1999). "Fog desert". In Michael A. Mares. Encyclopedia of Deserts. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 224. ISBN 978-0-8061-3146-7. 
  2. ^ World Wildlife Fund (2001). "Arabian Peninsula coastal fog desert". WildWorld Ecoregion Profile. National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2011-07-02.