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Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions

Author: A Henderson-Sellers; A J Pitman
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint : Springer, 1991.
Series: Advances in vegetation science, 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Bibliographic data : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The chapters in this section place the problems of vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions into the context which recur throughout the book. These regions are very sensitive to a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A Henderson-Sellers; A J Pitman
ISBN: 9789401132640 940113264X 9789401054409 9401054401
OCLC Number: 840309781
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages).
Contents: Overview.- Desertification and global change.- The role of land use planning in semi-arid areas.- The El Nino / Southern Oscillation and Australian vegetation.- Measurement.- Extrapolation of `point' measurements of evaporation: some issues of scale.- Towards a better model of the effect of prostrate vegetation cover on wind erosion.- The potential contribution of satellite remote sensing to the understanding of arid lands processes.- Sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in the soil-plant environment.- Modelling.- The simulation and prediction of drought.- Vegetation-atmosphere interaction in homogeneous and heterogeneous terrain: some implications of mixed-layer dynamics.- Sensitivity of the land surface to sub-grid scale processes. Implications for climate simulations.- Predicting evaporation at the catchment scale using a coupled canopy and mixed layer model.- Developing an interactive biosphere for global climate models.- Management.- Historical perspectives on some vegetation and soil changes in semi-arid New South Wales.- Available soil moisture as a basis for land capability assessment in semi-arid regions.- Land management in semi-arid environments of New South Wales.- Vegetation changes in the Pilliga forests: a preliminary evaluation of the evidence.- Managing the droughts? Perception of resource management in the face of the drought hazard in Australia.
Series Title: Advances in vegetation science, 12.
Responsibility: edited by A. Henderson-Sellers, A.J. Pitman.

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