Drylands - Arid areas (0.06 - 0.20 P/PET) | Land Portal | Asegurando los Derechos a la Tierra a través de Datos Abiertos

This indicator measures the total dryland area (in sq. km) that can be defined as arid, in a given country.

Aridity zones were derived from an Aridity Index (AI) which is calculated as the ratio of precipitation to potential evapotranspiration (P/PET). Arid areas fall into the 0.06 - 0.20 P/PET interval.

 

The values of this indicator have been aggregated at the country level by ILRI, in collaboration with the ILC's Rangelands initiative, based on:

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This indicator measures the total dryland area (in sq. km) that can be defined as arid, in a given country.

Measurement unit: 
Sq Km
Data provider: 
UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre
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Indicator details

Measurement unit: 
Sq Km
Best value is: 
Low

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