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ARIDIFICATION is the process of a region becoming increasingly dry . It refers to long term change rather than seasonal variation.

It is often measured as the reduction of average soil moisture content. It can be caused by natural or anthropogenic means such as climate change , reduced precipitation, increased evaporation, lowering of water tables or changes in ground cover. Its major consequences include reduced agricultural production, soil degradation, ecosystem changes and decreased water catchment runoff.

SEE ALSO

* Arid
Arid
* Arid
Arid
Forest Research Institute * Climate change
Climate change
and agriculture * Desert
Desert
* Global warming
Global warming
* Groundwater
Groundwater
* Soil moisture
Soil moisture
* Water balance * Water content
Water content
* Water cycle

* v * t * e

Deforestation
Deforestation
and desertification

DEFORESTATION

* Assarting * Deforestation
Deforestation
* Deforestation
Deforestation
and climate change * Deforestation
Deforestation
by region * Deforestation
Deforestation
during the Roman period * Illegal logging
Illegal logging
* Mountaintop removal * Slash-and-burn
Slash-and-burn
* Slash-and-char

DESERTIFICATION

* Aridification * Desertification
Desertification
* Moisture recycling
Moisture recycling
* Soil retrogression and degradation * Water scarcity
Water scarcity

MITIGATION

* Afforestation
Afforestation
* Arid
Arid
Lands Information Network * Biochar
Biochar
* Conservation grazing
Conservation grazing
* Desert
Desert
greening * Ecoforestry
Ecoforestry
* Ecological engineering
Ecological engineering
* Farmer-managed regeneration * Flexible Mechanisms * Great Green Wall (Africa) * Managed intensive rotational grazing * Oasification * Reforestation
Reforestation
* Three-North Shelter Forest (China)

RELATED ARTICLES

* Allan Savory * Biodiversity
Biodiversity
* Economic impact analysis
Economic impact analysis
* Environmental philosophy
Environmental philosophy
* Extinction
Extinction
* Intact forest landscape
Intact forest landscape
* International Year of Forests * Land surface effects on climate
Land surface effects on climate
* Land use, land-use change and forestry * Natural landscape
Natural landscape
* Neolithic
Neolithic
* Richard St. Barbe Baker
Richard St. Barbe Baker
* Satoyama * Terraforming
Terraforming
* Terra preta
Terra preta
* Wilderness
Wilderness
* World Forestry Congress
World Forestry Congress

REFERENCES

* ^ GLASOD Classification of soil

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