Drought in China: Present Impacts and Future Needs

  • Kerang Li
  • Xianchao Lin
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Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 2)

Abstract

In recent years, frequent and severe drought has become a major climate disaster throughout the world, adversely affecting developed and developing regions as well as the environment. Drought can occur in virtually all climate regimes, but it is especially damaging in monsoon, semiarid, and arid regions. The frequency, duration, and spatial extent of drought and the magnitude of agricultural losses and potential environmental effects make it China’s greatest natural disaster. Recent droughts have attracted attention to its impacts and the need for improved assessment and management procedures to help mitigate its adverse effects.

Keywords

Biomass Depression Geophysics Remote Sensing Toll 

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  • Xianchao Lin

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