(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Temporal-spatial variability of desertification in an agro-pastoral transitional zone of northern Shaanxi Province, China

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

QI Y. (1) ; CHANG Q. (1) ; JIA K. (1 2) ; LIU M. (1) ; LIU J. (1) ; CHEN T. (1) ;
(1) College of Resources and Environment, North-West A&F Univ., Yangling, CHINE
(2) College of Resources and Environment, Ningxia Univ., Yinchuan, CHINE


In order to assess temporal–spatial variability of desertification from 1986 through 1993 to 2003 in an agro-pastoral transitional zone of northern Shaanxi, China, satellite images were interpreted and analyzed along with meteorological and socio-economic data. During the intervening 17-year period, desertification has decreased in severity and increased in extent. The geographic centers of deserts in the study area have moved to the south-west and north-east.The “Three North Shelterbelt Program” and “Grain-for-Green Project” carried out by the governments were the dominant contributors to the desertification severity reversal. Desertification control is a difficult and gradually process and the government should continue to play and enhance the leading role in this process


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

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

Millesime : 2012, vol. 88, no1 [pp. 37-45]

Bibliographic references : 55 ref.

Collation : 9 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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