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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Microclimate control upon sand microbiotic crusts, western Negev Desert, Israel

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KIDRON G.J. ; BARZILAY E. ; SACHS E. ;

Abstract

Microbiotic crusts cover extensive areas of the Hallamish dune field in the western Negev Desert. Since the entire dune field was re-stabilized concurrently, following the 1982 peace treaty with Egypt, it was hypothesized that physical conditions, rather than time duration, may account for the differences observed between the south-facing footslopes and north-facing footslopes. Microclimatological, which included temperature, rainfall, runoff, dew and fog, surface moistness and eolian input were monitored. Differences in daytime moisture duration following rain are seen responsible for crust-type distribution within the ecosystem, which may affect in turn, variable geomorphological processes

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 36, no1-2 [pp. 1-18]

Bibliographic references : 61 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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