(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2004)

Document title

Climate change in arid environments : revisiting the past to understand the future

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Arid regions are expected to undergo significant changes under a scenario of climate warming, but there is considerable variability and uncertainty in these estimates between different scenarios. The A. discusses the results of palaeoecological reconstructions and model scenarios for 4 major arid regions (the Saharo-Arabian, Australian, Turanian and the US deserts and semi-deserts). Although palaeodata provide valuable information about possible past changes in the vegetation-climate system, it is unlikely that the history of the world's desert is a key for their future


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2004, vol. 28, no4 [pp. 502-530]

Bibliographic references : 93 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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