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Aral Sea by Mind Map: Aral Sea

1. Aquatic Impacts

1.1. Extirpation of species

1.2. Water level drop

1.2.1. 23 meters since the 1960s

2. Terrestrial Impacts

2.1. 40% decrease in vegetation

3. Overall Environmental Effects

3.1. Salinity increase

3.2. Change in regional climate

3.2.1. Desertification

3.2.2. Rise in temperature

3.3. Exposed soil

4. Dust Storms

4.1. <10 major dust storms occurring annually

4.2. 150-300km wide

5. Ablation of Glaciers

6. Hotter and shorter summers

7. Longer and colder winters