Definitions for "Arid climate"
Subtype of the dry climates that is extremely dry and supports little or no vegetation cover. Evaporation exceeds precipitation on the average throughout the year.
an extremely dry climate, cold or hot, which dominates a region year round.
An extremely dry climate. Drier than the semi-arid climate. Often referred to as a "true desert" climate. I.e. Antarctica, the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in the Southwest U.S., and the Sahara Desert in Africa.