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Table 1 Geographical and climate data for soil sampling locations in the Atacama Desert

From: Colonization patterns of soil microbial communities in the Atacama Desert

Location Latitude (S) Longitude (W) Elevation (m above sea level) Mean annual temp (°C) Mean annual relative air humidity Mean annual rainfall (mm)
KEV 24° 01.943’ 069° 42.257’ 1,062 16.5 36 <1
BEA 24° 05.110’ 069° 59.619’ 1,003 16.5 36 <1
AND 24° 25.963’ 069° 41.096' 1,506 16.5 36 <1
AC 25° 15.466' 069° 50.924' 1,888 17.6 48 4.7
AL 25° 41.114’ 070° 16.516’ 936 16.4 70 12
CH 26° 09.839’ 070° 17.105’ 630 16.4 70 12
  1. Locations KEV, BEA, and AND are found in the Yungay hyper-arid zone.