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1 March 2017 Land Aridization in the Context of Global Warming — a Case Study of Transbaikalia
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An increase in the extremality of natural processes is a consequence of warming, aridization, and desertification. The authors consider the processes of warming, aridization, and desertification to be the parts of a single system and major destabilizing factors of ecological balance. Destabilization is expressed in the growth of natural processes extremality. Ecosystems of Transbaikalia were once characterized by a different natural contrast and amplitude. Warming, aridization and desertification have led to an increase of environmental regimes tensions. This is demonstrated quantitatively by the root-mean-square difference of atmospheric and soil parameters. Quantitative indicators of aridization are estimated using Walter-Gossen climate charts. Permafrost zone response information to the long-term warming is provided as well.

Anatoly I. Kulikov, Bair Z. Tsydypov, Bator V. Sodnomov, Ayur B. Gyninova, and Wang Juanle "Land Aridization in the Context of Global Warming — a Case Study of Transbaikalia," Journal of Resources and Ecology 8(2), 141-147, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.3161/j.issn.1674-764X.2017.02.004
Received: 21 April 2016; Accepted: 1 January 2017; Published: 1 March 2017
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