Zud

A zud, dzud of dzhut, zhut, djut, jut is a disaster in steppe, semi-desert and desert regions in Mongolia and Central Asia in which large numbers of livestock die, primarily due to starvation being unable to graze due to particular severe climatic conditions. In winter it may happen, e.g., due to impenetrable ice crust. In summer it may happen due to drought. Various kinds of zud are recognized, depending on the particular type of climatic conditions.


A zud, dzud of dzhut, zhut, djut, jut is a disaster in steppe, semi-desert and desert regions in Mongolia and Central Asia in which large numbers of livestock die, primarily due to starvation being unable to graze due to particular severe climatic conditions. In winter it may happen, e.g., due to impenetrable ice crust. In summer it may happen due to drought. Various kinds of zud are recognized, depending on the particular type of climatic conditions.
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