The dynamics of desertification in the farming-pastoral region of North China over the past 10 years and their relationship to climate change and human activity

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XU, D.
Inst. of Science and Technical Information of China, Beijing, Chine
LI, C.
Research Inst. of Forest Ecology Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forest, Beijing, Chine
Henan Agricultural Univ., Zengzhou, Chine
Inst. of Geographic Sciences and National Resources Rsearch, CAS, Beijing, Chine

Description :
According to the MODIS images in 2000 and 2010, the farming-pastoral region had experienced significant desertification dynamics over the past 10 years. The relationship between desertification dynamics and their driving forces was investigated by comparing the change in the Net Primary Production (NPP) that was induced by climate change and human activity for each pixel that experienced desertification reversion and expansion. From 2000 to 2010, the coupling of climate change and human activity was the dominant factor behind desertification reversion. However, the human activity was the dominant factor that controlled the desertification expansion process between 2000 and 2010.

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Article de périodique

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Catena (Giessen), issn : 0341-8162, 2014, vol. 123, p. 11-22, nombre de pages : 12, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

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Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen-Destedt, Catena

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