(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Aeolian system responses to global change : challenges of scale, process and temporal integration

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

THOMAS D.S.G. (1) ; WIGGS G.F.S. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography, Centre for the Environment, Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI


Aeolian sediment systems are extensive components of the Earth's surface, not just in today's active desert environments, but in coastal locations and as presently stable loess and peri-desert ergs. All these systems are subject to potentially significant 21st century changes in dynamics due to global warming impacts on atmospheric circulation, sediment moisture and vegetation cover. Since the establishment of "modern" aeolian science, research has largely taken 2 divergent routes : 1) small-scale investigations of the processes of wind shear, sediment entrainment and transportation; and 2)landform and landscape analyses, with bedform systems described and relationships to circulation explained. The AA. explore and analyse the methodological advances and their potential contribution to the multiscale integrations that are essential for better informed predictions of future global aeolian system dynamics


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no9 [pp. 1396-1418]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 8 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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