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Published by Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland .
Written in English


  • Meteorology, Agricultural -- Arid regions.,
  • Meteorology, Agricultural -- Remote sensing.,
  • Livestock -- Effect of drought on.,
  • Desertification -- Control.,
  • Land use -- Arid regions.

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Edition Notes

SeriesTechnical note / World Meteorological Organization ;, no. 186, WMO ;, no. 662, Technical note (World Meteorological Organization) ;, no. 186., WMO (Series) ;, no. 662.
ContributionsWorld Meteorological Organization.
LC ClassificationsQC851 .W6445 no. 662
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1900679M
ISBN 109263106622
LC Control Number90101208

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