Desert Aeolian Processes

Overview

This book brings together many of the leading names in desert gemorphology, and presents a comprehensive account of current research into aeolian processesin desert environments, including field and laboratory methods a remote sensing and radar techniques. Particular emphasis is placed on recent work in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of North America. However, the book is relevant to all desert regions, and is particularly topical in view of current interest in land degradation and desertification in drylands and...
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Overview

This book brings together many of the leading names in desert gemorphology, and presents a comprehensive account of current research into aeolian processesin desert environments, including field and laboratory methods a remote sensing and radar techniques. Particular emphasis is placed on recent work in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts of North America. However, the book is relevant to all desert regions, and is particularly topical in view of current interest in land degradation and desertification in drylands and its possible link with global warming scenarios. Desert Aeolian Processes is essential reading for all postgraduate and professional physical geographers, gemoorphologists and geologistst engaged in research into desert geomorphology and eolian processes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401065191
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

The resurgence of aeolian geomorphology. Potential transport of windblown sand: influence of surface roughness and assessment with radar data. Origin of the Gran Desierto Sand Sea, Sonora, Mexico: evidence from dune morphology and sedimentology. Reversed desertification on sand dunes along the Sinai/Negev border. Alterations of ventifact surfaces at the glacier/desert interface. Geomorphic and geochemical evidence for the source of sand in the Algodones Dunes, Colorado Desert, southeastern California. Modeling seasonal patterns of blowing dust on the southern High Plains. Barchan dunes of the Salton Sea region, California. Wind flow and sand transport over the stoss slope of a barchan dune, Salton Sea, California. Sand transport paths in the Mojave Desert, southwestern United States. Aeolian modifications of glacial moraines at Bishop Creek, eastern California. Fine material in rock fractures: aeolian dust or weathering? The geomorphology of ventifacts, California. Sand dune morphology and dynamics, Owens Valley, California. A review of the effects of surface moisture content on aeolian sand transport.
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