desertification

Swedish translation: Ökenspridning

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English term or phrase:desertification
Swedish translation:Ökenspridning

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14:55 Sep 22, 2009
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Science - Environment & Ecology
Additional field(s): Agriculture, Geology
English term or phrase: desertification
Definition from CENGAGE Learning:
The process through which a desert takes over a formerly non-desert area. When a region begins to undergo desertification, the new conditions typically include a significantly lowered water table, a reduced supply of surface water, increased salinity in natural waters and soils, progressive destruction of native vegetation, and an accelerated rate of erosion.

Example sentence(s):
  • In addition to vegetation deterioration, erosion, and salinization, desertification effects can be seen in loss of soil fertility, soil compaction, and soil crusting DESERTIFICATION OF ARID LANDS
  • Common indicators of desertification include a reduction in the amount and diversity of plant and animal species, loss of water-retention capacity, lessened soil fertility, and increasing wind and water erosion. Desertification
  • Desertification creates conditions that intensify wildfires and stirring winds, adding to the tremendous pressure to earth's most precious resource, water, and, of course, the animals dependant on it. Did you know?
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Ökenspridning
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Den definition av ökenspridning som används i FN-konventionen om bekämpning av ökenspridning är "markförstörelse i torra (arid), halvtorra (semi-arid) och torra subhumida områden som resultat av olika faktorer, inklusive klimatvariationer och mänskliga verksamheter".
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Definition from Vattenportalen:
Den definition av ökenspridning som används i FN-konventionen om bekämpning av ökenspridning är "markförstörelse i torra (arid), halvtorra (semi-arid) och torra subhumida områden som resultat av olika faktorer, inklusive klimatvariationer och mänskliga verksamheter".

Example sentence(s):
  • Ökenspridning kan uppkomma på grund av att vegetationen inom ett område har skadats, t.ex. vid klimatförändringar. - nationalencyklopedin  
  • En annan aktuell orsak till ökenspridning är försaltning av konstbevattnade jordar p g a otillräcklig dränering. - SLU, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet  
  • Människan har en direkt påverkar på ökenspridning genom skövling av skog, vilket till exempel inträffar i Kina, och tappning av sjöar till konstbevattning, vilket har skett med Aralsjön. - Wikipedia  
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