Kavir Buzurg

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Kavir Buzurg, meaning Great Kavir (great salt marsh), lies in the center of the Dasht-e Kavir, which is a desert located in the middle of the Iranian plateau. The Kavir Buzurg covers an area of about 320 km by 160 km. It is separated from the neighboring kavirs by a surrounding ring of sandy hills.[1] This is located in a rain shadow desert that receives little moisture. When water evaporates from the salt marshes, it creates crusts of salt that covers a dark saline mush. These crusts are easily penetrated by a traveler, making journeying across the kavir dangerous. This region is nearly uninhabited, with humans primarily dwelling on the surrounding hills and mountains.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Nathaniel (2003). Atlas of the world's deserts. Taylor & Francis. p. 91. ISBN 1-57958-310-5. 
  2. ^ Warren, John K. (2006). Evaporites: sediments, resources and hydrocarbons. Birkhäuser. pp. 219–220. ISBN 3-540-26011-0.