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Scientific Papers 

Liu, Y., et al. "Modeling the potential of the northern China forest shelterbelt in improving hydroclimate conditions." Journal of the American Water Resources Association (October 2008).

Parungo, F. and Z. Li "Gobi dust storms and the Great Green Wall." Geophysical Research Letters(June 1, 1994)


  • East Asia, November 2004 (Blue Marble: Next Generation; satellite: NASA Terra/Aqua, sensor: MODIS)\
  • Mongolian dust storm, November 10, 2002 (satellite: NASA Terra, sensor: MODIS. Image courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC)
  • Great Green Wall afforestaton area (Parungo et al., 1994)
  • Aksay dust storm (© Edward Genochio,