Liu Qingsheng; Liu Gaohuan; Huang Chong; Li He
Source Publicationchinesegeographicalscience
AbstractDeserts and sandy land in northern China are very susceptible to sandy desertification and are the main source of sand-dust storms of Asian dust. However, because of the complex factors involved, descriptions of the relationship between sandy desertification and surface characteristics in these regions are lacking. We monitored the surface characteristics and their changes in time using information about soil, vegetation, and landforms in the Badain Jaran Desert (BJD), Tengger Desert (TD), and Ulan Buh Desert (UBD) in the northern China. The monitoring was done using tasseled cap angle (TCA), disturbance index (DI), and topsoil grain size index (TGSI) from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images combined with a decision tree classification. Results showed that the TD had higher topsoil fine sand content, and the ratio of non-vegetated to vegetated areas was similar with that in the UBD. Northeast-southwest coarse sand dunes with thin interdune (NECTI) dominated the BD, fine sand dunes (FSD) dominated the TD, and a combination of northeast-southwest coarse sand dunes with wide interdune (NECWI) and northwest-southeast coarse sand dunes with wide interdune (NWCWI) dominated the UBD. From 2000 to 2015, in the BJD the area of the NECTI, non-sand dune (Non) and potential sand sources (PSS) increased, whereas the area of the NECWI, FSD and NWCWI decreased, indicating a improve process in the BJD. In the TD, the area covered by Non increased, whereas the area covered by PSS, NECWI, NECTI, FSD, and NWCWI decreased from 2000 to 2015. The area covered by the various surface characteristic types fluctuated annually in the UBD from 2000 to 2015. Changes in surface characteristics reflect the combined effects of natural conditions and human activity. The findings of our study will assist scientists and policy makers in proposing different management techniques to combat sandy desertification for the different surface characteristics of these regions.
Funding Project[Innovation Project of LREIS] ; [National Natural Science Foundation of China] ; [International Cooperation in Science and Technology Special Project]
Document Type期刊论文
First Author Affilication中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
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Liu Qingsheng,Liu Gaohuan,Huang Chong,et al. remotesensingmonitoringofsurfacecharacteristicsinthebadainjarantenggerandulanbuhdesertsofchina[J]. chinesegeographicalscience,2019,29(1):151.
APA Liu Qingsheng,Liu Gaohuan,Huang Chong,&Li He.(2019).remotesensingmonitoringofsurfacecharacteristicsinthebadainjarantenggerandulanbuhdesertsofchina.chinesegeographicalscience,29(1),151.
MLA Liu Qingsheng,et al."remotesensingmonitoringofsurfacecharacteristicsinthebadainjarantenggerandulanbuhdesertsofchina".chinesegeographicalscience 29.1(2019):151.
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