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Application of Geospatial Technologies for Environmental Degradation and Adaptation to climate Change in Western Sudan

Application of Geospatial Technologies for Environmental Degradation and Adaptation to climate Change in Western Sudan

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Title: Application of Geospatial Technologies for Environmental Degradation and Adaptation to climate Change in Western Sudan
Author: Elfaig, Ahmed H.
Abstract: The climate system is dynamic, complex and varies from one year to another and operates across a wide scale. Climate variability and climate change are intermingling terms, short term climate variability and long term climate change which refers to the shift in the mean state of particular climate variable (statistical distribution of climate variable change). In Sudan, particularly western parts of Sudan (Kordofan and Darfur states) characterize by sparse plants cover, low amount of rainfall, fragile environment, high rainfall variability, high water deficiency, frequent rainfall failure and prolonged drought. These indicators of climate variability and change coupled with the traditional production system caused have a tremendous environmental change and degradation in western Sudan. It is difficult to educate people to respond to the effects of climate change because the effects are long term, dispersed and cross many kind of boundaries. However, using geospatial technologies as a tool one can identify hazards, monitor them, and quantify the magnitude and effects of disaster in case of occurrence as well as climate change effects. The affected traditional producers have used their indigenous knowledge to cope with change in both agricultural production system and animals raising.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/22054
Date: 2011


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