Desertification Atlas (Global) Maps 1-20
Entry ID: NBId0288_101

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Summary
Abstract: INTRODUCTION
Desertification/Land Degradation - The Background

More than 6.1 billion hectares, over one third of the Earth's land
area, is dryland. Nearly one billion hectares of this area are
naturally hvperarid deserts, with very low biological
productivity. The remaining 5.1 billion hectares are made up of arid,
semiarid and dry subhumid areas, part ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1992-12-30
Access Constraints Public
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Resource Information Database - Nairobi, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme
Data Center URL: http://gridnairobi.unep.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JOHANNES AKIWUMI
Phone: (+254-20) 7624214
Fax: (+254-20) 7624315
Email: Johannes.Akiwumi at unep.org
Contact Address:
Head, Data and Information Management Section
Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
United Nations Environment Programme
P. O. Box 30552
City: Nairobi
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Kenya
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (+254-20) 7624214
Fax: (+254-20) 7624315
Email: Johannes.Akiwumi at unep.org
Contact Address:
Head, Data and Information Management Section
Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
United Nations Environment Programme
P. O. Box 30552
City: Nairobi
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Kenya
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-31
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