Desert Aeolian Processes by V.P. TchakerianDesert Aeolian Processes by V.P. Tchakerian

Desert Aeolian Processes

byV.P. Tchakerian

Paperback | November 9, 2011

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The idea for this volume came during the dryland sessions of the Association of American Geographers meeting in San Diego in April, 1992. The large number of papers devoted to aeolian processes and landforms indicated to me that aeolian geomorphology had come of age and the last 15 years or so had produced a plethora of papers, books, and edited volumes on all aspects of aeolian geomorphology. Chapter one is my tentative attempt to place develop­ ments in aeolian geomorphology in a historical perspective and to contemplate some thoughts about the future. The fourteen papers selected address a wide range of issues ranging from micro-scale studies devoted to aeolian dust, sediment transport, and rock varnish in ventifacts to medium-scale studies of dunes and dune forms, reverse desertification, and macro-scale studies of ergs and sand transport pathways. The American Southwest, particularly the spectacular and unique Mojave Desert of California, is featured prominently in seven chapters. I hope this volume provides students and colleagues some new perspectives in aeolian geomorphology as well as pathways for future work.
Title:Desert Aeolian ProcessesFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 9, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401065195

ISBN - 13:9789401065191

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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.