Mojave Desert


Mo·ja·ve Desert

geographical name \mə-ˈhä-vē, mō-\

Definition of MOJAVE DESERT

desert S California SE of S end of the Sierra Nevada

Variants of MOJAVE DESERT

Mo·ja·ve Desert or Mo·ha·ve Desert \mə-ˈhä-vē, mō-\

Mojave Desert

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Arid region, southeastern California, U.S. Occupying more than 25,000 sq mi (65,000 sq km), it extends from the Sierra Nevada to the Colorado Plateau and merges with the Great Basin Desert to the north and the Sonoran Desert to the south and southeast. Together with the Sonoran, Great Basin, and Chihuahuan deserts it forms the North American Desert. The Mojave Desert receives an average annual rainfall of 5 in. (13 cm). It is the location of Joshua Tree National Park.

Variants of MOJAVE DESERT

Mojave Desert or Mohave Desert

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