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Urban drought: a potential environmental hotspot in the western region development of China
Author(s): Qian Ye; Michael H. Glantz; Lianchun Song; Guowu Sun; Xiaoling Pan
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Paper Abstract

A large-scale economic development program in western China has begun since 1999. Fast urbanization is expected with urban population increasing dramatically. Western China is mostly in arid and semi-arid climate zone and water resources are very limited. It suggests that an early warning system specifically designed to deal with urban droughts should be developed. Thresholds on identifying the water related hotspots must be determined based on different regions and economic sectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4890, Ecosystems Dynamics, Ecosystem-Society Interactions, and Remote Sensing Applications for Semi-Arid and Arid Land, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.465937
Show Author Affiliations
Qian Ye, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (China)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Michael H. Glantz, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Lianchun Song, Gansu Meteorological Bureau, CMA (China)
Guowu Sun, Gansu Meteorological Bureau, CMA (China)
Xiaoling Pan, Xinjiang Univ. (China)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4890:
Ecosystems Dynamics, Ecosystem-Society Interactions, and Remote Sensing Applications for Semi-Arid and Arid Land
Xiaoling Pan; Wei Gao; Michael H. Glantz; Yoshiaki Honda, Editor(s)

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