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Transformation of the soil-vegetation cover in carrier rocket first-stage impact areas

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At carrier rocket first-stage impact areas in desert landscapes of central Kazakhstan, we evaluate the mechanical transformation of the soil-vegetation cover. We establish that for soil restoration and revegetation, a time period of no less that 15–20 years is necessary, which can be shortened if recultivation measures adapted to desert ecosystems are put into effect.

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Original Russian Text © P.P. Krechetov, V.V. Neronov, T.V. Koroleva, O.V. Chernistova, 2011, published in Aridnye Ekosistemy, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 1 (46), pp. 96–102.

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Krechetov, P.P., Neronov, V.V., Koroleva, T.V. et al. Transformation of the soil-vegetation cover in carrier rocket first-stage impact areas. Arid Ecosyst 1, 59–64 (2011).

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