The driest desert in the world – the Atacama in Chile is covered with flowers
We all know the Sahara, the largest desert in the world. However, often found in crossword puzzles is another desert, known for the fact that it is the driest in the world. It Atacama in Chile. And today it is covered with amazing flowers. The unusual phenomenon is associated with exposure to the natural phenomenon El Nino in the Pacific Ocean.
It how Atacama looks like
Climate change is happening around the world causes replace traditional places of rainfall. However, in the Atacama desert for forty years, the first rains have fallen. During the first day it had the 12-year rainfall. As a result of wildlife and lifeless desert is into a blooming carpet of multicolored flowers are small. As the amplification of El Nino in South America gets more rain. The shift to a low pressure area allows Andean traditionally warm coastal waters longer to evaporate, which leads to increased precipitation. This year is the second in a row the desert bloom.
So Atacama looks now
An impressive phenomenon attracts many tourists. Chilean authorities reported that the number of tourists increased by 40% after it was announced that the desert bloom a second time. Most people go to the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, to see the desert. White-blue Nolana strange Bomar red, yellow endemic Chilean Atacama rodofialy filled with the arrival of the southern spring. Nolana usually bloom once every five to seven years. However, dropped this year the rains have led “to its most spectacular in the last 18 years, flowering,” say the researchers.