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By Mark Frauenfelder Ed.

ISBN-10: 0596100817

ISBN-13: 9780596100810

If you love to tweak, disassemble, re-create, and invent cool new makes use of for know-how, you will love MAKE our quarterly ebook for the inquisitive do-it-yourselfer.

each factor is jam-packed with initiatives that can assist you utilize all of the expertise on your existence. every thing from domestic leisure structures, to laptops, to a bunch of PDAs is reasonable video game. If there is a method to hack it, tweak it, bend it, or remix it, you'll find out approximately it in MAKE .

this is not one other equipment journal. MAKE makes a speciality of cool belongings you can do to make know-how paintings how you wish it to. The book is electrified by way of our bestselling Hacks sequence books yet with a twist. MAKE is a mook (rhymes with book). we've got mixed the buzz, unexpectedness, and visible attraction of with the permanence and in-depth instructiveness of a how-to ebook.

even if you are a geek or hacker who delights in developing new makes use of for know-how, or a Saturday afternoon tinkerer who likes to get his palms soiled, you will retain each factor of MAKE in your bookshelf for years to come.

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The locations Bilma and some mountains and mountain chains Tassali N’Ajjer (TN), Tibesti (T), Hoggar (H), Air (AIR), Adrar des Iforhas (AI) and Ennedi (E) have strategic importance for the dust transport. Shaded are the areas of high TOMS absorbing aerosol index identified by Prospero et al. 4. Dust emission from four different sources and the entire Sahara and Sahel region in Mt for each month, the data are averaged for two years. Total A are the results of D’Almeida (1986) for 1981 and 1982 and Total B are the results of Marticorena et al.

It seems that although the Tarim Basin has a high concentration of airborne dust, it may not be a big dust supplier to the global atmosphere. Dust emitted from the basin mostly deposits back to the basin. This is in contrast to the Gobi Desert where dust entrained into the atmosphere is advected downstream. The combined effects of intense frontal systems and the topography can generate extremely severe dust storms in the Hexi Corridor. To illustrate this, the system responsible for the 5 May 1993 extreme dust storm is depicted in Fig.

Most of the world’s dry lands are concentrated on the major continents in the subtropical region between 20◦ and 30◦ in both hemispheres, except those in East Asia in higher latitudes around 40◦ N. 6% as semi-arid (Cooke, 1973). The vegetation cover in the world is closely related to the availability of water for plant growth. As an example, Fig. 9 shows the distribution of leaf-area index over the globe for March 2004. Leaf-area index is defined as the total one-sided leaf area over a unit ground-surface area and is an indicator of the vegetation cover.

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