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

Livingstone, I., Bristow, C., Bryant, R. G., Bullard, J., White, K., Wiggs, G. F. S., Baas, A. C. W., 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(3), pp. 93-104. 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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Namib; Desert; Dune field; Geomorphology; Remote sensing; Mapping
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography > GB400 Geomorphology. Landforms. Terrain > GB561 Other natural landforms: Floodplains, caves, deserts, dunes > GB611 Deserts
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources > ZA4450 Databases
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography > GA125 Map drawing, modeling, printing, reading, etc.
Creators: Livingstone, Ian, Bristow, Charles, Bryant, Robert G, Bullard, Joanna, White, Kevin, Wiggs, Giles F S, Baas, Andreas C W, Bateman, Mark D and Thomas, David S G
Publisher: Elsevier
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Date: 2010
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 93-104
Journal or Publication Title: Aeolian Research
Volume: 2
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 1875-9637
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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