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General Environmental Condition of the Bamiyan Valley

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Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Abstract

Afghanistan is a mountainous country in a dry part of the world, which experiences extremes of climate and weather. Winters are cold and snowy, and summers hot and dry. The wet season generally runs from winter through early spring, but the country on the whole is dry, falling within the Desert or Desert Steppe climate classification. Very little snow falls in the lowland deserts of the southwest, but the snow season averages roughly October to April in the mountains and varies considerably with elevation.

Keywords

Rock Mass Kinematic Analysis Planar Failure Rock Fall Rock Slide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geological Survey of ItalyISPRA – Italian Institute for Protection and Environmental ResearchRomeItaly

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