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    A prospectus for future geomorphological investigation of the Namib Sand Sea

    Livingstone, I. and Baas, A. and Bateman, M.D. and Bristow, Charlie S. and Bryant, R.G. and Bullard, J.E. and Nield, J.M. and Thomas, D.S.G. and White, K.H. and Wiggs, G.F.S. (2014) A prospectus for future geomorphological investigation of the Namib Sand Sea. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 69 (3), pp. 151-156. ISSN 0035-919X.

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    The Namib Sand Sea in southern Africa offers an ideal location in which to consider general questions about the evolution of sand seas, about the fluxes of sand through contemporary dune fields and about the patterns of dune form that are created. This paper aims to provide a concise account of the approaches and techniques that are currently being used and will be used in the future to address these questions. The paper considers the techniques employed to investigate wind climate, the morphometry of the dunes, the internal structure of dune sediments, the age of the dunes and the potential to model dune development.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Namib Desert, sand dune, remote sensing, morphometry, terrestrial laser scanner, ground-penetrating radar, cellular automaton model
    School: School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 13:42
    Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 13:19


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