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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Geomorphology of sand dunes in the northeast Taklimakan Desert

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WANG X. ; DONG Z. ; ZHANG J. ; CHEN G. ;

Abstract

The AA. present the results of detailed investigations in the field and the morphologic analyses on the dunes with the 1:25,000 aerial photographs and the 1:100,000 topographic maps covering the northeast Taklimakan Desert. Three types of sand dunes exist here : compound/complex crescent dunes and crescent chains, compound dome dunes and compound/complex linear dunes. Besides these complex types, single simple dunes are also distributed throughout the sand sea. Analyses of the drift potential (DP) and drift direction suggest that the northeast Taklimakan is an area of low wind energy and the resultant drift direction (RDD) coincides well with the distribution, morphology and scales of the dunes

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 42, no3-4 [pp. 183-195]

Bibliographic references : 43 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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