Extremely Arid Subzonobiome VII (rIII) of the Central Asian Deserts

  • Heinrich Walter
  • Siegmar-W. Breckle


Central Asia consists of a series of large basins separated by high mountains. It is a huge area, most of which has no external drainage. Only in the south and east do the upper courses of the great river systems of India, Southeast Asia and China extend into this area.


Tarim Basin Takla Makan Desert Desert Steppe Gobi Desert Altitudinal Belt 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinrich Walter
    • 1
  • Siegmar-W. Breckle
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität HohenheimStuttgart 70Germany
  2. 2.Universität BielefeldBielefeld 1Germany

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