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Geoinformation system of assessment of the susceptibility of arid area landscapes in the Terek-Kuma Lowland to pollution


The Terek-Kuma Lowland is characterized by a wide range of anthropogenic impacts. At the same time, with respect to other arid regions of Dagestan, the anthropogenic impact on the geological environment (hydrocarbon and artesian water extraction) is of great importance. The extensive development of sandy soils and the development of animal husbandry also lead to a number of significant geoenvironmental problems. Assessment of the current geoenvironmental state of the area shows that the degree of degradation of the landscapes is small, while the possibility of their self-regeneration is at a high level.

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Original Russian Text © I.M. Gazaliev, I.A. Idrisov, A.M. Achmedov, 2017, published in Aridnye Ekosistemy, 2017, Vol. 23, No. 2(71), pp. 34–40.

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Gazaliev, I.M., Idrisov, I.A. & Achmedov, A.M. Geoinformation system of assessment of the susceptibility of arid area landscapes in the Terek-Kuma Lowland to pollution. Arid Ecosyst 7, 97–102 (2017).

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  • geoecology
  • geoinformation systems
  • Caspian Lowland
  • pollution
  • landscape-geochemical structure
  • activity of landscapes