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Environments Journal of Arid Environments 63 (2005) 556566
 

Summary: Journal of
Arid
Environments
Journal of Arid Environments 63 (2005) 556­566
A recent greening of the Sahel--trends,
patterns and potential causes
L. Olssona,Ă, L. Eklundhb
, J. Ardo¨ b
a
Centre for Environmental Studies, Lund University, P.O. Box 170, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
b
Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis, Lund University, Solvegatan 12,
S-223 62 Lund, Sweden
Available online 4 May 2005
Abstract
For the last four decades there has been sustained scientific interest in contemporary
environmental change in the Sahel (the southern fringe of the Sahara). It suffered several
devastating droughts and famines between the late 1960s and early 1990s. Speculation about
the climatology of these droughts is unresolved, as is speculation about the effects of land
clearance on rainfall and about land degradation in this zone. However, recent findings

  

Source: Ardö, Jonas - Department of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Lunds Universitet

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences