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This publication presents an overview of the research projects dealing with desertification and land surface properties currently implemented under the EPOCH programme. Research supported under this programme has focused on the following areas: (i) the effects of climatic and meteorological factors on soil degradation and desertification, with emphasis on the establishment of relationships between climatic parameters and soil degradation/erodibility; (ii) the impact of progressive drought on vegetation with emphasis on the establishment of relationships between climate, soil erosion and plant cover; (iii) standardised field measurements and data analysis in order to increase the understanding of complex processes involved in the desertification phenomenon.

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Authors: CEC, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1993)
Availability: Available from the Environment Programme Office, European Commission, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
Record Number: 199430006 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en