International Symposium on
Drylands Ecology and Human Security
Desertification Trend in Yazd Province and its Mitigation Options -
Ali Fathzadeh*, Fatemeh Fallah Yakhdani, S. Hassan Sadoogh, Farzin Naseri
*University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
The industrial area of Meybod is located in the middle part of Yazd-Ardakan plain and a major part of regional industries have located in this area. The annual average precipitation is less than 70 mm and the climate is cold hyper arid. Annually about 10 to 35 tones of agricultural fertile soils are eroded by wind in this region, which provides more than 250 gr of dust in each square meter of Yazd city.
Keywords: Desertification, Drylands development, Climate change, Vegetation cover, Geology, Wind erosion, Industrial area of Meybod, Iran