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Desert geomorphology

Author: Ronald U Cooke; Andrew Warren; Andrew Goudie
Publisher: [S.l.] : [s.n.], 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald U Cooke; Andrew Warren; Andrew Goudie
ISBN: 1857280172 9781857280173 1857280164 9781857280166
OCLC Number: 898900342
Description: VIII, 526 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 Global perspectives: the desert realm; diversity and distinctiveness of deserts; geomorphologists in deserts. Part 2 Desert surface conditions: weathering forms and processes; desert surfaces and soils; surface particle concentrations - stone pavements; volume changes - patterned ground phenomena. Part 3 The fluvial domain in deserts: desert drainage systems; slopes - forms and processes; channels - processes and forms; alluvial fans and their environments; pediments and glacis; base- level plains - playas and sabkhas; models of mountain-plain evolution. Part 4 Wind in desert geomorphology: the role of wind; entrainment by Wind; Grains In Motion; Ripples; Desert Winds; Wind Erosion. Part 5 Aeolian sediments and landforms: aeolian sediments; dune processes; dune classification; size and memory; anchored and stabilized dunes; mobile dunes; aeolian sedimentary structures; sand seas and dune fields; palaeo- aeolian deposits and landforms. Part 6 The evolution of desert landforms - a global perspective: deserts of the world.
Responsibility: Ron Cooke, Andrew Warren, Andrew Goudie.
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