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Desertification in the United States

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by J. Eleonora Sabadell

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Published in [Washington, D.C.] : Bureau of Land Management .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arid regions,
  • Deserts,
  • Research

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ. Eleonora Sabadell ... [et al.] for Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of the Interior. Bureau of Land Management, Jorgenson, Harold T., Risley, Edward M.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination277 p. :
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25333863M

      In a single volume, `Desertification in Developed Countries' describes the multiple dimensions of desertification as well as the novel approaches that have been used to address it within the economies of developed countries. This is done from the perspectives and experiences of the numerous authors who have contributed to this : Springer Netherlands.


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Desertification of Arid Lands (Advances in Desert and Arid Land Technology and Development,) by H.E. Dregne | Jan 1, Hardcover. Currently, the most endangered regions are near the world's five main deserts, including the Sonoran Desert which lies in Northwest Mexico and the Southwest United States; the Atacama Desert in South America; the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa; most of Australia; and the large desert mass made up by the Sahara, Arabian, Great Indian, Taklimakan, Gobi and the deserts Author: Maria Trimarchi.

The United States is firmly committed to implementing the CCD. Worldwide, desertification affects about 1 billion people and 2 billion hectares of land -- an area the size of the United States and Canada combined. It is a global issue of huge importance, though its effects are felt especially strongly in Africa.

Desertification is a type of land degradation in drylands in which biological productivity is lost due to natural processes or induced by human activities whereby fertile areas become increasingly more arid.

It is the spread of arid areas caused by a variety of factors, such as through climate change (particularly the current global warming) and through the overexploitation of soil.

United States Convention to Combat Desertification. the first and only international and legal binding convention set up to address the problem of desertification through national action programs supported by international cooperation and partnership.

windbreak. Desertification in the United States is characterized by declining groundwater tables, salinization of topsoil and water, reduction of surface waters, unnaturally high soil erosion, and destruction of native vegetation. The effects and processes of desertification in the Navajo Indian Reservation in northeastern Arizona, the Rio Puerco Basin in northwestern New Mexico, the San Joaquin Cited by: Africa is the continent most affected by desertification, and one of the most obvious natural borders on the landmass is the southern edge of the Sahara countries that lie on the edge of the Sahara are among the poorest in the world, and they are subject to periodic droughts that devastate their peoples.

African drylands (which include the Sahara, the Kalahari, and Desertification in the United States book. IQP Desertification of the American Southwest Worcester Polytechnic Institute 12 Figure 2- Population Density Data of the Southwestern United States by County in (Chourre, ).

Population changes have a multitude of causes. The northeast was once known for its paper Size: KB. The CSD 16/ Cycle on Agriculture, Rural Development, Land, Drought, Desertification and Africa marks an exciting, challenging time to consider agriculture, rural development, and the environment, globally and in the United States.

Allington G R, Valone T J. Reversal of desertification: The role of physical and chemical soil properties, Journal of Arid Environments ; Barbier, Edward B The economic linkages between rural poverty and land degradation: some evidence from Africa, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Vol IssuesDecember Desertification became well known in the 's, when parts of the Great Plains in the United States turned into the "Dust Bowl" as a result of drought and poor practices in farming, although the term itself was not used until almost During the dust bowl period, millions of people were forced to abandon their farms and livelihoods.

Desertification of the United States. by David Sheridan (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — — $ Paperback from $ Author: David Sheridan. Key Words: desertification, desertification map About the Map: The Desertification Vulnerability map is based on a reclassification of the global soil climate map and global soil map.

Possible Uses of the Map: Useful for teachers and students who are interested in the global distribution of desertification vulnerability.

Global modelers may be able to use the data for small scale analysis. This book (with a foreword by eminent desertification specialist, Dr. Alan Grainger of Leeds University) provides a synthesis of what desertification means in the present day context of worldwide concerns about land degradation in the face of global (including climate) change, burgeoning populations, urbanization, and loss of biodiversity.

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Desertification has become increasingly politicized and. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States in the year noted.

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a special problem apparently limited so far to Australia, Canada, and the United States. Four states of desertification, namely (i) none to slight—with the biological productionAuthor: Amal Kar.

Desertification. Desertification is defined by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) [89] as “land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities.

From: Environment and Development, Related terms: Land Degradation; Rainfall. United Nations Names – the Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification. Based on: UNCCD, The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is an internationally recognized, legally binding instrument that addresses the problem of land degradation in dry land rural areas.

Desertification, Deserts, Arid regions Publisher Washington, D.C.: United States, Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management Collection blmlibrary; fedlink; americana Digitizing sponsor Bureau of Land Management Contributor Bureau of Land Management Library Language EnglishPages: There are indicators that desertification will become a greater problem in Central Asia and North Korea in the near future.

Understanding the nexus between desertification and instability and elevating it as a priority is a key step in reducing the effectiveness of violent extremist organizations and building stability in partner nations. EPA UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL REFERRAL CENTER United States Sources of Information in the Area of DESERTIFICATION April U.S.

National Focal Point of the UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM INTERNATIONAL REFERRAL SYSTEM Office of Administration Assistant Administrator for Planning §. Book Description Although much is known about the processes and effects of land degradation and climate change, little is understood about the links between them.

Less still is known about how these processes are likely to interact in different social-ecological systems around the world, or how societies might be able to adapt to this twin.

The deserts found in the western United States are primarily the result of being located _____. in the subtropics c. near the center of a large continent b. within rain-shadows of mountains d. next to a cold ocean current.

In the United States, one early explorer of the Midwest noted that a squirrel could jump from tree to tree all the way from Pennsylvania to the Mississippi River without ever touching the ground. The same kind of deforestation is occurring today in tropical rainforests, which are cleared to develop cropland to feed a burgeoning population.

What Is a Desert. | How the Atmosphere Influences Aridity | Where Deserts Form | Types of Deserts Desert Features | Eolian Processes | Types of Dunes | Remote Sensing of Arid Lands Mineral Resources in Deserts | Desertification | Selected Readings | About This Book Return to Deserts: Geology and Resources Return to USGS Geologic Information.

Building on the successful celebration of the International Year of Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification (IYDD) inthe United Nations General Assembly, by its. Theme “Let’s Grow the Future Together” On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Convention and the World Day to Combat Desertification in.

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Christern; et al., ), by Charles Victor de Bonstetten. In the United States and other countries the attention of national policy-makers was directed toward this form of environmental degradation and a Plan of Action was drawn up to assess desertification in a national context (Sabadell et al., ).

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National Technical Committee for Hydric Soils. Minutes of Annual Meetings. Hydric Soils Technical Notes. Field Indicators of Hydric Soils, version(PDF; MB) Errata and revisions for Field Indicators of Hydric Soils (PDF; MB) Hard copies of this book are available at the NRCS Distribution Center (search for “hydric soils”).

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United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Despite several efforts made, the progress in combating desertification was not at the expected level. A new and more effective approach was required at all levels within the. The official definition by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) that has been widely used since it’s formulation in is: “desertification is land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic fluctuations and human activities.”.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed by the United Nations. The day aims to raise awareness about the issue of desertification and how to prevent it.

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Deserts are very dry regions that have seasonal high temperatures, low sporadic rainfall, and a high evaporation rate. Areas that receive less than 10 in ( cm) of rain a year are generally classified as deserts.Over one third of the world’s land surface (38 percent) is threatened with desertification, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Life Cycle study.