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Land management in arid and semi-arid areas.

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Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization , Geneva, Switzerland
Meteorology, Agricultural -- Arid regions., Meteorology, Agricultural -- Remote sensing., Livestock -- Effect of drought on., Desertification -- Control., Land use -- Arid reg
SeriesTechnical note / World Meteorological Organization ;, no. 186, WMO ;, no. 662, Technical note (World Meteorological Organization) ;, no. 186., WMO (Series) ;, no. 662.
ContributionsWorld Meteorological Organization.
LC ClassificationsQC851 .W6445 no. 662
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 148 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1900679M
ISBN 109263106622
LC Control Number90101208

Land Management in Arid and Semi Arid Areas (W M O (SERIES)) (English, French, Russian and Spanish Edition) (Spanish) ISBN ISBN Land management in arid and semi-arid areas. Geneva, Switzerland: Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International Land management in arid and semi-arid areas.

book publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: World Meteorological Organization. ISBN: OCLC. Hydrology and Water Resources Management in Arid, Semi-Arid, and Tropical Regions is an essential research publication that seeks to improve scientific understanding and sharing of data in hydrology and integrated water resources management of arid, semi-arid, and tropical regions in order to enhance water governance and alleviate reduction in.

Arid Land Research and Management. Impact Factor. Search in: Advanced search. Submit an article. New content alerts RSS. Subscribe Comparison of grass and soil conditions around water points in different land use systems in semi-arid South African rangelands and implications for management and current rangeland paradigms.

Simanga. Definitions • Drylands cover approximately 40% of the world’s land area, and support two billion people, 90% of whom live in developing countries.

These areas receive relatively low overall amounts of precipitation in the form of rainfall or snow (UN, ; MEA ). Semiarid regions are a subtype of dry land with an aridity index (i.e., ratio of total annual precipitation to potential evapotranspiration) between and (Lal, ).Soils in semiarid regions have frequently been degraded by historical land use, resulting in low soil organic carbon (SOC) content and poor structure.

management in arid and semi-arid areas FAO IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE PAPER 61 by Kenneth K. Tanji Hydrology Program Department of Land, Air and Water Resources University of California Davis, United States of America Neeltje C. Kielen Water Resources, Development and Management Service FAO Land and Water Development Division YE1.p65 1 12/2/02 Cited by: Deserts (arid lands /drylands) constitute about 35% of the land areas of the world and are typically characterized by rainfall scarcity, higher temperatures and evapotranspiration, lower humidity, and a general paucity of vegetation cover.A unique combination of atmospheric, geologic, and geomorphic conditions is responsible for the formation of deserts primarily between the.

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8 CHAPTER 1 ~ Drylands, people and land use FIGURE 2 Major soil types of drylands Source: World Soil Resources Map. FAO/EC/ISRIC, Soils of Footslopes (6%) Regosols Soils of the Lowlands (5%) Fluvisols, Gleysols, Planosols Cracking Clay Soils (5%) Vertisols Saline and Sodic Soils (4%) Solonetz, Solonchaks, Salt Flats Slightly Weathered Soils (4%) Cambisols Very File Size: 1MB.

Groundwater Modelling in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas is valuable for researchers, practitioners in developed and developing countries, and graduate students in hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources management, environmental engineering and geography. Contents. Preface H. Wheater, S. Mathias and X.

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Li Range: £ - £ Semi-arid ecosystems differ from true arid areas in structure and in the rate and regulation of ecosystem processes. We differentiate between these two, and highlight cases of conversion from semi-arid to arid lands (desertification; Verstraete and Schwartz ).

In the semi-arid zone, rainfed farming of annual crops has been practiced on a small scale and mostly in a nomadic way, where before the rainy season the land was cleared of the natural vegetation by cutting and burning, the land was used a few seasons and then left to restore its natural vegetation cover and with it the fertility of the Size: 1MB.

Modelling hydrological processes in arid and semi-arid areas - an introduction H. Wheater 2. Global precipitation estimation from satellite imagery using artificial neural networks S. Sorooshian, K.-L. Hsu, B. Imam and Y. Hong 3. Modelling semi-arid and arid hydrology and water resources - the southern Africa experience D.

Hughes Range: £ - £ Arid and semi-arid regions face major challenges in the management of scarce freshwater resources under pressures of population, economic development, climate change, pollution and over-abstraction.

Groundwater is commonly the most important water resource in these areas. Groundwater models are widely used globally to understand groundwater systems and to.

UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS LAND USE, LAND COVER AND SOIL SCIENCES – Vol. VII – Soils of Arid and Semi-Arid Areas - Willy Verheye ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) CaCO + H CO Ca + 2HCO Ca(HCO) 3 32↔↔ (2) 2NaX + CaSO CaX + Na SO↔ (3) Na SO +10H O Na SOH O24 2 2 4 2↔ (4) Because the wetting front is File Size: KB.

The dataset "Global Livestock Production Systems in Rangelands" presents a subset of data from the Map of Global Livestock Production Systems (version 5), a joint initiative between FAO and ILRI.

It contains country-level indicators that measure the extension (in sq. km) of livestock-sistem only in rangeland-based areas, disaggregated by hyperarid (LGY) and arid/semi-arid. Fragile arid and semi-arid ecosystems are particularly vulnerable."Arid Lands Management" gathers the insights and expertise of an international consortium of scientists to assess the current status of ecological sciences and arid lands by: Get this from a library.

Management of Semi-Arid Ecosystems. [B H Walker] -- Extensive regions of the world have a climate which, whilst permitting development of a continuous vegetative cover, is too dry for successful annual cropping. These are the semi-arid areas where. Differences in the prevailing land use and management of arid and semi-arid areas are determined in part by climate.

Arid areas generally receive too little rainfall to support dryland agricultural or domestic livestock grazing.

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Groundwater Modelling In Arid And Semi. Water resources globally face unprecedented challenges, but these are at their greatest in the world's arid and semi-arid regions. Recent IPCC estimates (Kundzewicz et al., ) state that between and billion people live in areas of water stress; those numbers are expected to increase significantly under the pressures of population.

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment has had a long history of involvement in developing a better understanding of the physical, economic, and societal aspects of arid and semi-arid lands around the world. Maintaining the natural resource base over time in dryland areas of the tropics (which cover the arid, semi-arid, and subhumid regions) requires that desertification and land degradation be controlled.

Because of their areal importance, on a global scale, their potential for food and wood production, and their vulnerability, the semi-arid regions, in particular of Africa, are of special.

Modelling rainfall runoff relations using HEC-HMS in a semi-arid region: Case study in Ain Sefra watershed, Ksour Mountains (SW Algeria). Journal of. There is little expert knowledge available that supports water resource management in arid and semi-arid areas (Wheater et al., ) and limited understanding of.

expertise in land drainage in arid zones under irrigated agriculture. The principles of land drainage deal with the removal of excess surface water, soil water, and groundwater. The main problem of non-irrigated arid zones is a shortage of water, and it may therefore seem surprising that ILRI should publish a book on rainwater harvesting.

The ability to effectively maintain the functions of the ecosystem is closely related to the assessment of land resources within a conservation-utilization balance.

Land degradation is one of the most significant environmental treats on arid region ecosystems in terms of the use of these resources.

In this chapter, the aim was to attract the attention to land degradation processes in Author: Selen Deviren Saygin. This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas.

The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed. Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics).

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Arid and semi-arid regions face major challenges in the management of scarce freshwater resources under pressures of population, economic development, climate change, pollution and over-abstraction.

Adaptation to Climate Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (KACCAL) Land Management in Agropastoral Production Systems of Kenya Kenya has a population estimated at million ().

80% of Kenya is classed as ASALs, and these areas are home to approximately 30% (~12 million) of Kenya’s people, 50% of its livestock, and 75% of wildlife. Under the climate change scenario, nearly half of the world's population in will be living in areas of high water stress. In some arid and semi-arid areas, it will displace up to between the destruction of land in arid and semi-arid areas caused by climate change and human activity Animist The traditional religious beliefs in which nature and objects, such as animals & mountains, are thought to have spirits.Soils of the semi-arid and arid zones might support few plants on the surface, but a good part of the biomass might be in the soil itself as roots.

Shrubby desert plants often have very hard woody roots that may be a physical barrier to agriculture. Disease and Pest Problems. Arid regions have their fair share of disease and pest problems.