Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions by A. Henderson-SellersVegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions by A. Henderson-Sellers

Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions

byA. Henderson-SellersEditorA.J Pitman

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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. First, Verstraete and Schwartz review desertification as a process of global change evaluating both the human and climatic factors. The theme of human impact and land management is discussed further by Roberts whose review focuses on semi-arid land-use planning. In the third and final chapter in this section we return to the meteorological theme. Nicholls reviews the effects of El Nino/Southern Oscillation on Australian vegetation stressing, in particular, the interaction between plants and their climatic environment. Vegetatio 91: 3-13, 1991. 3 A. Henderson-Sellers and A. J. Pitman (eds). Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions. © 1991 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Desertification and global change 2 M. M. Verstraete! & S. A. Schwartz ! Institute for Remote Sensing Applications, CEC Joint Research Centre, Ispra Establishment, TP 440, 1-21020 Ispra (Varese), Italy; 2 Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI48109-2143, USA Accepted 24. 8. 1990 Abstract Arid and semiarid regions cover one third of the continental areas on Earth. These regions are very sensitive to a variety of physical, chemical and biological degradation processes collectively called desertification.
Title:Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 28 × 21 × 0.02 inPublished:September 24, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Overview.- Desertification and global change.- The role of land use planning in semi-arid areas.- The El Niño / 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.