Tanami Desert

12 May, 2010

  

Танами (Tanami)Танами (Tanami) - Rocky-sandy desert in the north of Australia. Tanami Desert occupies the central part of Northern Territory of Australia and a small area north-eastern part of Western Australia. To the south-east of the desert town is Alice Springs, and to the west - Great Sandy Desert.

  


The desert is a typical central Australian desert steppe areas with extensive sandy plains. The main landforms are sand dunes and sandy plains, and small water pools of the river Lander, where there are holes with water, drying up swamps and salt lakes.

The climate in semi-arid desert. 75—80 % rainfall during the summer months (октябрь-март). The average annual rainfall in the area of ​​Tanami 429,7 мм, that is a big figure for the desert. But because of the high temperatures had fallen rain quickly evaporates, therefore, the local climate is very dry. Average daily rate of evaporation - 7,6 мм. The average daily temperature in summer months (октябрь—март) is about 36-38 ° C, night - 20-22 ° C. Low winter months are much lower: day - about 25 °C, nimm- below 10 °C.° COctober-March

In the area of ​​a small number of people living, due to unfavorable climatic conditions. The traditional inhabitants are the Tanami Australian Aborigines, namely: tribes valrpiri (Warlpiri) and gurindzhi (Gurindji), landowners who are mostly desert. The largest settlement - Tennant Creek ( Tennant Creek) and Vaučoup (Wauchope).

On the territory of the desert created protected area Northern Tanami Indigenous (Indigenous Protected Area Northern Tanami), an area of ​​approximately 4 million hectares.

In the Tanami Desert is gold mining. In recent years actively developing tourism.

 

 

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