Mediterranean Desertification: A Mosaic of Processes and by N. A. Geeson, C. J. Brandt, J. B. Thornes

By N. A. Geeson, C. J. Brandt, J. B. Thornes

Desertification comprises land degradation as a result of either climatic and anthropogenic reasons, the place land comprises water, soil, and the biosphere. This booklet offers the latest findings from the ecu Community's MEDALUS undertaking, which used to be shaped to appreciate and deal with semi-arid environments which are present process nice swap. * Covers weather and land use approaches and responses within the Mediterranean * First booklet to supply instructions for the administration of land degradation in Mediterranean environments * in line with first-hand adventure of the issues via these chargeable for fixing them

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Publ Met, University of Athens. Kutiel H (1991) Recent spatial and temporal variations in mean sea level pressure over Europe and the Middle East and their influence on the rainfall regime in the Galilee, Israel. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 44, 151–166. Lauteri P, Conte M and Mancino L (1974) Some synoptic aspects of an advective storm over the southern Thyrrenian sea, 25 October 1973. Proceedings of the Regional Training Seminar “Meteorological Services to Marine and Coastal Activities”, WMO, Rome, 1–12 April 1974.

Sanders and Gyakum (1980) described this explosive extratropical cyclogenesis as a meteorological “bomb”. General case studies of “meteorological bombs” were examined by Mansfield (1974), Bosart (1981), Anthes Keiser (1979) and Mullen (1983). Specifically in the Mediterranean there have been studies by Bassani (1983), Capaldo et al. (1980) and Karakostas and Flocas (1983). In addition, a synoptic-dynamic climatology of the “bomb” was developed by Sanders and Gyakum Mediterranean Desertification: A Mosaic of Processes and Responses.

Archives f¨ur Meteorologie, Geophysik und Bioklimatologie B 26, 51–61. Mullen SL (1983) Explosive cyclogenesis associated with cyclones in polar air streams. Monthly Weather Review 111, 1537–1548. Nicholson SE (1983) Subsaharan rainfall and the years 1976–80: evidence of continued drought. Monthly Weather Review 111, 1646–1654. Extreme Climatic Events over the Mediterranean 31 Norsallah HA and Balling RC (1996) Analysis of recent climatic changes in the Arabian Peninsula Region. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 53, 245–252.

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