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World atlas of desertification.
This text aims to summarize the state of scientific knowledge on the drylands of the globe. It explores the current stage of understanding of desertification as well as its extent and possible
The Kalahari environment
Preface Acknowledgements 1. An introduction to the Kalahari Part I. The Physical Background: 2. Tectonic and geological framework 3. The Kalahari sediments 4. Climate, soils and vegetation of the
Adaptation to climate change and variability: farmer responses to intra-seasonal precipitation trends in South Africa
We describe the nature of recent (50 year) rainfall variability in the summer rainfall zone, South Africa, and how variability is recognised and responded to on the ground by farmers. Using daily
Remobilization of southern African desert dune systems by twenty-first century global warming
The results suggest that dunefields are likely to be reactivated (the sand will become significantly exposed and move) as a consequence of twenty-first century climate warming.
A record of rapid Holocene climate change preserved in hyrax middens from southwestern Africa
The discovery of sensitive paleoenvironmental proxies contained within fossilized rock hyrax middens from the margin of the central Namib Desert, Africa, is providing unprecedented insight into the