Influence of halophyte plantings in arid regions on local atmospheric structure

R. A. Pielke, T. J. Lee, E. P. Glenn, R. Avissar

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The practicality of modifying climate in arid regions through irrigation has up to now been constrained by the availability of fresh water with which to grow crops. The present results suggest a new paradigm: the use of salt water to grow halophyte crops and modify local climate along coastal deserts and other arid regions where saline water supplies are available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-100
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Biometeorology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • arid region climate modification
  • Deliberate climate modification by vegetation
  • Halophytes - Effect on weather
  • irrigation - Effect on weather
  • vegetation - Effect on weather

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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