Desert Geomorphology

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CRC Press, Sep 7, 2006 - Science - 534 pages
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Including recent research findings from terrestrial satellite imagery, the study of planetary landscapes, and advances in laboratory work, this also covers the environmental processes involved in desertification and the solution of planning and
  

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Contents

The desert realm
2
Diversity and distinctiveness of deserts
7
Geomorphologists in deserts
12
DESERT SURFACE CONDITIONS
17
Introduction
18
Weathering forms and processes
23
Desert surfaces and soils
45
Surface particle concentrations stone pavements
68
Grains in motion
253
Ripples
267
Desert winds
273
Wind erosion
290
Aeolian sediments
307
Dune processes
321
Size and memory
346
Anchored and stabilized dunes
353

Volume changes patterned ground phenomena
77
THE FLUVIAL DOMAIN IN DESERTS
93
Desert drainage systems
94
Slopes forms and processes
114
Channels processes and forms
143
Alluvial fans and their environments
168
Pediments and glacis
188
Baselevel plains playas and sabkhas
202
Models of mountainplain evolution
220
WIND IN DESERT GEOMORPHOLOGY
233
The ro1e of wind
234
Entrainment by wind
245
Mobile dunes
368
Aeolian sedimentary structures
397
Sand seas and dunefields
403
Palaeoaeolian deposits and landforms
412
THE EVOLUTION OF DESERT LANDFORMS A global perspective
417
Aridity and its development
418
Deserts of the world
423
BIBLIOGRAPHY
449
GEOGRAPHICAL INDEX
515
SYSTEMATIC INDEX
519
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Page 498 - Schlesinger, WH 1985. The formation of caliche in soils of the Mojave desert, California. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 49, 57-66. Schlesinger, WH 1986.

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