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Table 4 Assigned weighing indices for various parameters used for assessment of Climate quality (Kosmas et al. 1999; Vieira et al. 2015)

From: Study of desertification sensitivity in Talh region (Central Tunisia) using remote sensing, G.I.S. and the M.E.D.A.L.U.S. approach

ParameterClassDescriptionrangeWeight
Rainfall1High> 300 mm1
2Moderate150-300 mm1.5
3Low< 150 mm2
Aridity1HighAI 11
2Moderate0.1 < AI < 11.5
3LowAI 0.12
Aspect1WetNorth1
2DrySouth2