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Old 09-09-2013, 01:08 AM
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Google just released HD imagery of the Atacama Desert in Chile and the deserts of Peru. Wow! Amazing! If it weren't for the blue sky, the landscape looks like something out of photos the Mars rovers took much of the Atacama looks completely devoid of life, not a single blade of grass to be found. What does this have to do with the Weather forum? Well, keep in mind that these conditions were made thanks to the cold Humboldt Current and the Andes blocking Atlantic moisture from coming in. Some sections of the Atacama haven't seen a drop of rain for perhaps hundreds of thousands of years, maybe even millions of years, leaving those parts sterile
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