(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

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Biogeomorphic model of dunefield activation and stabilization on the northern Great plains

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A conceptual model is proposed for the activity of sand dune systems on the northern Great Plains that incorporates vegetation growth theory and geomorphic system theory. Dunefield activity is modeled as a cyclic phenomenon, alternating between active and stable states, with the latter as the system state attractor. The model is divide into 2 constituents parts : the activation model is qualitative and describes the transition from stable to active dunes as the result of a climatic pertubation such as drought that decreases vegetation cover; the stabilization model is quantitative and describes the transition from active to stable dunes using a logistic model of vegetation growth


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 2005, vol. 70, no1-2 [pp. 53-70]

Bibliographic references : 99 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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