(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Relationships among dust outbreaks, vegetation cover, and surface soil water content on the Loess Plateau of China, 1999-2000

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KIMURA R. (1) ; BAI L. (2) ; WANG J. (3) ;
(1) Arid Land Research Center, Univ., Tottori, JAPON
(2) Agricultural Univ., Shenyang, CHINE
(3) Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Engineering Research Inst., CAS, Lanzhou, CHINE


Here the AA. examined to detect the effect of vegetation cover and surface soil water content on dust outbreaks by using weather reports from 1999 and 2000 when dust outbreak frequency was low and high respectively. This study will be useful for preventing dust emission and planning for planting programs on the Loess Plateau; for example, knowing the threshold values of Normalized Difference Vegetation Indices (NDVI) and surface soil water content likely to cause dust events would be helpful given the availability of systems like the Early Warning system for Asian dust


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 77, no3 [pp. 292-296]

Bibliographic references : 0,5 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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