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A prospectus for future geomorphological investigation of the Namib Sand Sea

Livingstone, I., Baas, A., Bateman, M. D., Bristow, C., Bryant, R. G., Bullard, J. E., Nield, J. M., Thomas, D. S. G., 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. 0035-919X.

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Abstract: 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.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Namib Desert, sand dune, remote sensing, morphometry, terrestrial laser scanner, ground-penetrating radar, cellular automaton model
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography > GB400 Geomorphology. Landforms. Terrain > GB561 Other natural landforms: Floodplains, caves, deserts, dunes > GB611 Deserts
Creators: Livingstone, Ian, Baas, Andreas, Bateman, Mark D, Bristow, Charles, Bryant, Robert G, Bullard, Joanna E, Nield, Joanna M, Thomas, David S G, White, Kevin H and Wiggs, Giles F S
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Graduate School
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Date: 31 July 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 151-156
Journal or Publication Title: Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa
Volume: 69
Number: 3
Language: English
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0035919X.2014.936330
ISSN: 0035-919X
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/6921

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