Degradation of Landscapes of the Sarpinskaya Lowland
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- degradation, landscape, vegetation, desertification, space images, geoinformation technologies, Sarpinskaya lowland
In current conditions, the territory of the Sarpinskaya lowland has clearly expressed degradation of vegetation, salinization and depletion of soils, as well as desertification. These processes are associated with an increase in anthropogenic load and are actively developing in the dry-steppe and semi-desert zones, in particular, on low-humus semi-desert soils and sands. Such processes lead to increase in the area with a reduced projective cover or its complete absence. The desertification of new areas due to intensive cattle grazing continues. Their increasing area and number lead to salinization of irrigated lands and deflation of arable lands. The main reasons for the degradation of agrolandscapes in this territory are climatic tension due to insufficient rainfall, high summer temperatures and anthropogenic tension due to uncontrolled grazing, irrational use of irrigation and lack of normative land reclamation protection of fields from deflation.
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TY - CONF AU - Irina Komarova AU - Elena Ivantsova PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02/08 TI - Degradation of Landscapes of the Sarpinskaya Lowland BT - Proceedings of the IV International Scientific and Practical Conference 'Anthropogenic Transformation of Geospace: Nature, Economy, Society' (ATG 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 114 EP - 118 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.200202.024 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.200202.024 ID - Komarova2020 ER -