Vol.73, No.2, 2022, pp.3771-3793, doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.027094
Characteristics of Desertification Change in Lake Basin Area in Gangcha County
  • Wenzheng Yu1, Mingxuan Zhu1, Li Shao1, Yanbo Shen2,3,*, Haitao Liu1, Tianliang Chen1, Hanxiaoya Zhang4
1 School of Geographical Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China
2 Public Meteorological Service Center, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, 100081, China
3 Center for Wind and Solar Energy Resources, China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, 100081, China
4 Faculty of Science, The University of Auckland, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
* Corresponding Author: Yanbo Shen. Email:
Received 10 January 2022; Accepted 23 March 2022; Issue published 16 June 2022
Qinghai Lake Basin area in Gangcha county is selected as the study area in terms of desertification change features in this paper. Based on the remote sensing (RS) and global positioning system (GPS) technologies, the desertification information range from 1989 to 2014 in the study area is extracted. Using the method of the decision tree, the desertification in the research area is been divided into four grades including mild desertification, moderate desertification, severe desertification and serious desertification. The change characteristics of desertification in the study area were analyzed in detail, which showed that the desertification in the study area experienced a process of first development and then a reversal. The rapid development of desertification appears in the 1990s, where about 1101.22 kilometers of desertification area was increased in this stage. Since the twenty-first Century, the desertification is gradually significant recovered and local area exist intensified desertification. There are tendencies of interactive transform in different types of desertification. The tendencies of different degrees of desertification land are rising, and there’re some differences in rising rates, where the expansion rate of moderate desertification is the biggest, increasing by 7.27 kilometers per year.
Desertification classification; desertification expansion rate; grass land change; the Qinghai Lake
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W. Yu, M. Zhu, L. Shao, Y. Shen, H. Liu et al., "Characteristics of desertification change in lake basin area in gangcha county," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 73, no.2, pp. 3771–3793, 2022.
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