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Module 10: Driest Going to extremes by Nick Middleton 1. Map the author’s journey as portrayed in this section of the text (you will do this for each section of the book). To do this you will create a map of some form showing the route the author took across the country to his destination. Mark all areas where he stopped or of interest. 2. Describe the physical location and environment of the region of Arica, Chile, using maps if helpful. Arica, Chile is located on the North-Western coast side of Chile and its land features contains mostly desert, mountains and little vegetation here and there. The vegetation may contain trees and or small scrub like bushes.
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3. Explain the climatology that describes the weather of Arica, Chile – be sure to include maps Chile is considered to be the driest places around. However, it does receive rainfall giving Arica a cooler more humid feel. Due to Arica’s location, its nearness to the ocean, it does experience a cooler feel from time to time. Arica is a desert region, but it doesn’t experience piping hot temperatures. They average around 20 degrees C which is roughly 64 degrees F. 4. Describe the geography of the Atacama Desert and sketch or map the profile of the land. As I was reading I came across Middleton saying how the Atacama Desert lies in a valley which is parallel to Chile’s coast. This desert is considered one of the driest desert even though it does receive rainfall, but very little rainfall. Due to the very small amounts of water, it isn’t a popular area to spot wildlife such as plants and animals. It is a home to large
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  • Spring '11
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