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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. 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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    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.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Namib, desert, dune field, geomorphology, remote sensing, mapping
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2011 09:13
    Last Modified: 23 Dec 2014 15:53
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3848

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