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Aeolian proceses as Dust Storms in the Deserts of Central Asia and Kazakhstan

  • Gulnura Issanova
  • Jilili Abuduwaili

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Gulnura Issanova, Jilili Abuduwaili
    Pages 29-49
  3. Gulnura Issanova, Jilili Abuduwaili
    Pages 51-70
  4. Gulnura Issanova, Jilili Abuduwaili
    Pages 71-86
  5. Gulnura Issanova, Jilili Abuduwaili
    Pages 111-127
  6. Gulnura Issanova, Jilili Abuduwaili
    Pages 129-133

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights the aeolian processes in the desert zone of Kazakhstan and analyzes the current status of dust and sand storms in Central Asia and Kazakhstan. It also highlights the analyses, dynamics and long-term observations of storms on the basis of numerous cartographic materials and satellite images. Dust/sand storms are a common and important phenomenon in the arid and semi-arid regions of Kazakhstan, especially in its southern parts, where areas are covered by a great variety of deserts and offer a significant source of mineral and salt aerosols. The deserts of Kazakhstan mostly cover lowlands and extend from the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea to the piedmonts of the Tien-Shan Mountain. In Kazakhstan, desertification processes due to wind erosion in the form of dust/sand storms were observed in semi-desert and desert landscapes.

Keywords

Tien-Shan Mountain Deserts of Kazakhstan Wind erosion Sand storms Vegetation cover changes Dust storm frequency Aralkum and Southern Pre-Balkhash deserts Desertification processes Naryn desert

Authors and affiliations

  • Gulnura Issanova
    • 1
  • Jilili Abuduwaili
    • 2
  1. 1.U.U.Uspanov Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and AgrochemistryResearch Centre of Ecology and Environment of Central Asia (Almaty), State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, ChinaAlmatyKazakhstan
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of SciencesState Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, UrumqiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3190-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3189-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3190-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 1863-5539
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