Dust Storms in Central Asia and Kazakhstan: Regional Division, Frequency and Seasonal Distribution

  • 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 Kazakhstan. According to observations by meteorological stations, high wind-speed regime, scarcity of vegetation cover, frequency of soil and atmospheric droughts, and the continental climate of Kazakhstan, all of which promote the development of dust storms, are typical for Kazakhstan almost all over the territory of the republic.


Dust Storm Dust Event Sandy Desert Sand Storm Deflation Process 
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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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