Journal of Geographical Sciences ›› 2001, Vol. 11 ›› Issue (2): 179-186.

• Article • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Sandy desertification trend in western Northeast China Plain in the past 10 years

LI Bao-lin1,2, ZHOU Cheng-hu1   

  1. 1. LREIS, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China|
    2. Institute of Remote Sensing Application, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2000-10-18 Revised:2001-01-15 Online:2001-04-25 Published:2010-09-09
  • Supported by:

    Knowledge Innovation Project, KZ1-Y-02


The west sandy land of the Northeast China Plain is located in the eastern huge sandy belt of mid-latitude in Eurasia and the eastern fringe of desertified land with best bio-climatic conditions in China. With rapid economic development, the deterioration of eco-environment has occurred and the desertification becomes very obvious. The first part of this paper studies the regional differences of landscape patterns and explores the regional differences of desertification. The second part aims to reveal the dynamics of desertification in the 1990s by using NOAA/AVHRR data and thematic data in GIS database. This work lays a scientific basis for the rehabilitation and development of the sandy lands.

Key words: west sandy land in Northeast China Plain, landscape pattern, regional difference, remote sensing monitoring, dynamic change

CLC Number: 

  • P931.3