Environmental Science and Engineering

Aeolian Processes as Dust Storms in the Deserts of Central Asia and Kazakhstan

Authors: Issanova, Gulnura, Abuduwaili, Jilili

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  • Analyzes the current status of dust and sand storms in Central Asia and Kazakhstan
  • Highlights the relationship between dust/sand storms and land degradation/desertification, as well as regional environmental changes
  • Examines the sources of dust storms, their frequency and duration, as well as favorable conditions for the formation of storms
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This book highlights the aeolian processes in the desert zone of Kazakhstan and Central Asian Deserts, and analyzes the current status of dust and sand storms in Central Asia and Kazakhstan. 

It also highlights the analyses, dynamics and long-term observations of storms on the basis of numerous cartographic materials and satellite images.

Dust/sand storms are a common and important phenomenon in the arid and semi-arid regions of Kazakhstan and Central Asia as well,especially in its southern parts, where areas are covered by a great variety of deserts and offer a significant source of mineral and salt aerosols. 

The deserts of Kazakhstan mostly cover lowlands and extend from the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea to the piedmonts of the Tien-Shan Mountain. 

In Kazakhstan and Central Asia desertification processes due to wind erosion in the form of dust/sand storms were observed in semi-desert and desert landscapes.

 

About the authors

Dr. Gulnura Issanova obtained her PhD in Natural Sciences. Currently she is a researcher at U. U. Uspanov Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry and a Scientific Secretary at Research Centre of Ecology and Environment of Central Asia (Almaty). Her research interests are focused on soil degradation and desertification problems, in particular the role of dust and sand storms in land/soil degradation.
Jilili Abuduwaili is a professor at Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is an Associate Editor of the “Journal of Arid Land”; Editor in chief of the “Arid Land Geography” and “Arid Land Research” journals (both in Uyghur language); Editorial Board Member of the journal “Arid ecosystems” and “Soil Science and Agrochemistry. His research interests are in the area of resource environment in arid region, eco-security and change in landscape as well as cooperative research between Russia and countries in Central Asia.iv>

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction and Status of Storms in Central Asia and their Environmental Problems

    Issanova, Gulnura (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Natural Conditions of Central Asia and Land-Cover Changes

    Issanova, Gulnura (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

  • Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Storms in Central Asia and Kazakhstan

    Issanova, Gulnura (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • Relationship Between Storms and Land Degradation

    Issanova, Gulnura (et al.)

    Pages 71-86

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

    Issanova, Gulnura (et al.)

    Pages 87-109

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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9812-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aeolian Processes as Dust Storms in the Deserts of Central Asia and Kazakhstan
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science and Engineering
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3190-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3190-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3189-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9812-3
Series ISSN
1863-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 133
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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