Language: Bilingual in English and Chinese
This Atlas is edited based on the released results of the 3rd Monitoring of National Desertification and Santification, which was launched in 2004. It is an outcome of the collection, analysis and assembly of the results of the 3rd Monitoring of National Desertification and Sandification. It concisely and directly shows the desertification and sandification status in China with a large amount of the corresponding information, and clearly outlines the 2-dimension distribution of desertification and sandification. With a large number of maps and attachments, this Atlas denotes the status of national desertification and sandification in plane visual dimensions, as well as the distribution trend of desertified areas and the main areas with major changes from 1999 to 2004. Maps as the main part and accompanied with necessary descriptions and tables make the Atlas vivid and easily understandable.
This Atlas gives an explicit explanation to these monitoring results. It sets up a platform for readers to better understand the desertification and sandification in China, so as to increase the nation's awareness of environmental protection and enthusiasm to take part in prevention and control of desertification and sandification.
This Atlas is divided into four parts: Background Maps; Status Quo of Desertification and Sandification in China; Status Quo of Desertification and Sandification by Provinces (Regions); and Dynamic Changes of Desertification and Sandification.