(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

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Nearest neighbor methods applied to dune field organization : the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Utah, USA

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Using the Coral Pink Sand Dunes in southern Utah as a model, this study tests nearest neighbor analysis adapted as a method to objectively identify and characterize differences in two dimensional dune patterns within a dune field and to identify changes in dune patterns over time. Reducing transverse and barchanoid dunes from linear to three-point features in planar space emphasizes the clustering that occurs when dune lengths and wave lengths are more disorganized or random. This clustering may be in response to a system perturbation, such as an influx of sediment, and is reflected in lower nearest neighbor index values


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 2007, vol. 83, no1-2 [pp. 48-57]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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