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post-glacial desiccation of Central Asia evolution of the arid zone of Asia by Darashaw Nosherwan Wadia

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Published by National Institute of Sciences of India in New Delhi .
Written in English


  • Deserts.,
  • Arid regions -- Asia.

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Edition Notes

Statementby D.N.Wadia.
SeriesMonographs / National Institute of Sciences of India
The Physical Object
Pagination25 p., (6) p.ages of plates :
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20190666M

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Having been the fourth largest lake on the globe roughly 50 years ago, today the Aral Sea no longer exists. Human activities caused its desiccation and the formation of a huge new desert, the Aralkum, which can be regarded as one of the greatest ecological catastrophes and - at the same time - the. CENTRAL ASIA BOOK LIST Guide Books on Central Asia Central Asia Lonely Planet Bradt Travel Guide – Separate books about Tajikistan (), Uzbekistan (), Kyrgyzstan (), Kazakhstan (), & Turkmenistan () Insight Guides Silk Road Central Asian History.   This is the only available book in English that details the history of Xinjiang. The author, James Millward, is a scholar of Central Asian Studies and the Silk Road, so this is a expertly crafted book. There is extensive notes, pictures, and maps throughout the book along with a concise timeline and a wonderful biblography for further by: Archaeologically, the time period marking post glacial population expansions through Southwest Asia is associated with the early and middle Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, the increased reliance on.

The book will be essential reading for those interested in sea basin management, environmental policy in Central Asia and water resource management more widely.   Central Asia contains one of the largest internal drainage basins in the world, and its continental location results in limited availability of both surface and groundwater. Since the twentieth century, water resources of the region have been exploited beyond sustainable levels. From small Mongolian headwater streams to the mighty Aral Sea, surface waters have been partially desiccated. Central Asia is a region which stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China and Mongolia in the east, and from Afghanistan and Iran in the south to Russia in the north. The region consists of the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It is also colloquially referred to as "the stans" as the countries generally considered to be. Start studying Chapter Central Asia. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

  As we know that, the Alpine-Himalayan belt is the World most important belt that strecthes through Italy, Greece and Turkey, across the Middle East, Iran and central Asia, India to China. A regional dust model system is applied to quantify the anthropogenic dust emission in the post‐Soviet Central Asia from to Two physically based dust schemes suggest that a proportion of –% of total dust emissions is contributed by agricultural land use and the desiccation of Aral Sea, whereas a simplified dust scheme yields higher estimates in the range of –%. Warming has been observed across central Asia during the desiccation interval. The hydrologic response to this large-scale climatic variability or change was assessed by perturbing the meteorological boundary conditions (°C cooling with constant relative humidity) but leaving the Aral Sea characteristics unchanged. Larger significantly increasing trends of HWN mainly occurred in western central Asia (Figure 3b), especially the region close to the Caspian Sea and the Aral Sea, which might be associated with the sea desiccation in this area (Rubinshtein et al., ). The duration and intensity of heatwaves also increased significantly.