Introduction and Status of Storms in Central Asia and their Environmental Problems

  • Gulnura IssanovaEmail author
  • Jilili Abuduwaili
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Dust and sand storms are common events in the arid and semi-arid regions of Central Asia and Kazakhstan. In the Central Asian countries the main scientific observations on dust and sand storms were performed mainly before 1980 during the former Soviet Union. Regular monitoring of dust and sand storms began 1930s at a large number of observation sites located over the entire territory of Central Asia. The first studies and results of research regarding the analysis of dust and sand storm in terms of observations were published during the 1960s.


Dust Storm Land Degradation Sandy Desert Desertification Process Dust Transport 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research 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 SciencesUrumqiChina
  2. 2.U.U. Uspanov Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and AgrochemistryAlmatyKazakhstan

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