Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 1992, Vol. 47 ›› Issue (6): 489-498.doi: 10.11821/xb199206002

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ON LAND RESOURCE STRUCTURE AND ITS FUNCTION—A CASE STUDY OF THE ARID AREA IN NINGXIA AND GANSU PROVINCES

Shen Yuancun   

  1. Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101
  • Online:1992-11-15 Published:1992-11-15

Abstract: Land is a resource on which human depends for existence and development, and its quality is decided by its resource structure. This paper takes the arid area in Ningxia and Gansu Pro-vinces as a case and approaches a subject from classification and function of land resource structure. It is pointed out in this paper that there are six basic types of land resource structure, and that different structure types have different functions.

Key words: Land resource, Structure, Arid area, Ningxia province, Gansu province