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The Namib Sand Sea digital database of aeolian dunes and key forcing variables

Livingstone, I. and Bristow, Charlie S. and Bryant, R.G. and Bullard, J. and White, K.H. and Wiggs, G.F.S. and Baas, A.C.W. and Bateman, M.D. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2010) The Namib Sand Sea digital database of aeolian dunes and key forcing variables. Aeolian Research 2 (2-3), pp. 93-104. ISSN 1875-9637.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2010.08.001

Abstract

A new digital atlas of the geomorphology of the Namib Sand Sea in southern Africa has been developed. This atlas incorporates a number of databases including a digital elevation model (ASTER and SRTM) and other remote sensing databases that cover climate (ERA-40) and vegetation (PAL and GIMMS). A map of dune types in the Namib Sand Sea has been derived from Landsat and CNES/SPOT imagery. The atlas also includes a collation of geochronometric dates, largely derived from luminescence techniques, and a bibliographic survey of the research literature on the geomorphology of the Namib dune system. Together these databases provide valuable information that can be used as a starting point for tackling important questions about the development of the Namib and other sand seas in the past, present and future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Namib, desert, dune field, geomorphology, remote sensing, mapping
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3848

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