Fundamentals of aeolian sediment transport: Aeolian sediments

G. McTainsh*, I. Livingstone, C. Strong

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There have been significant advances in our understanding of dune sands and dusts since the 1980s. Advances in dune sand knowledge have generally been incremental. A better understanding of dune sands and their formative processes has come from higher resolution field and laboratory instrumentation and data analysis techniques; however, conceptual developments have been fewer. Advances in dust knowledge have been more rapid and fundamental, because they have come from a lower base. Although improvements in measurement and modeling techniques have been important, studies in new regions of the world have also significantly improved understanding of dust characteristics and processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAeolian Geomorphology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780080885223
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


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