Sand Dune Stabilization with Plants in China

  • Weishou Shen


Sand deserts and sandy lands in northern China are situated in the temperate region between 35-40°N and 75-125°E. The area to the west of Helan Mountain Ranges belongs to the desert zone with annual precipitation below 150mm and sandy deserts makes up about 80% of the total area of sand deserts and sandy lands in northern China. In this highly desiccated desert zone there exist Taklimakan Desert, Gurban Tonggut Desert, Kumtag Desert, the Deserts in Qaidam Basin, Badain Jaran Desert, Tengger Desert and Ulan Buh Desert. There are many sand mountains in the vast expense of deserts, some of them are more than 200m in height.


Wind Erosion Sandy Land Hexi Corridor Sandy Desert Tengger Desert 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weishou Shen
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  1. 1.The State Environmental Protection Administration of ChinaDesertification Research CenterNanjingChina

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