Aral Sea Disaster

Authored by: Guy Fipps

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120010131

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

The Aral Sea is one of the worst ecological disasters on our planet. What was once the world’s fourth largest inlet sea, the Aral Sea has lost over 60% of its surface area, two-third of its volume, declined 40 m in depth, and has fallen to the eighth largest inland body of water in the world.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.