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Aeolian Geomorphology. A New Introduction

  • ID: 4458223
  • Book
  • 344 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A revised introduction to aeolian geomorphology written by noted experts in the field

The new, revised and updated edition of Aeolian Geomorphology offers a concise and highly accessible introduction to the subject. The text covers the topics of deserts and coastlines, as well as periglacial and planetary landforms. The authors review the range of aeolian characteristics that include soil erosion and its consequences, continental scale dust storms, sand dunes and loess. Aeolian Geomorphology explores the importance of aeolian processes in the past, and the application of knowledge about aeolian geomorphology in environmental management.

The new edition includes contributions from eighteen experts from four continents. All the chapters demonstrate huge advances in observation, measurement and mathematical modelling. For example, the chapter on sand seas shows the impact of greatly enhanced and accessible remote sensing and the chapter on active dunes clearly demonstrates the impact of improvements in field techniques. Other examples reveal the power of greatly improved laboratory techniques. This important text:

  • Offers a comprehensive review of aeolian geomorphology
  • Contains contributions from an international panel of eighteen experts in the field
  • Includes the results of the most recent research on the topic
  • Filled with illustrative examples that demonstrate the advances in laboratory approaches

Written for students and professionals in the field, Aeolian Geomorphology provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic in twelve new chapters with contributions from noted experts in the field. 

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List of Contributors


1. Global Frameworks for Aeolian Geomorphology
Andrew Warren

2. Grains In Motion
Andreas C.W. Baas

3. Wind Erosion
Jasper Knight

4.Dust: Sources, Entrainment, Transport
Joanna Bullard and Matthew Baddock

5. Loess
Helen M. Roberts

6. Desert Dunes: Form And Process
Giles Wiggs

7. Anchored Dunes
Patrick A. Hesp and Thomas A. G. Smyth

8. Sand Seas
Paul Hesse

9. Dune Sediments
Charles Bristow and Ian Livingstone

10. Dune Palaeoenvironments
David S. G. Thomas

11. Planetary Aeolian Geomorphology
Mary C. Bourke, Matthew Balme, Stephen Lewis, Ralph D. Lorenz and Eric Parteli

12. Application
Andrew Warren


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Ian Livingstone
Andrew Warren
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