(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Do swarms of migrating barchan dunes record paleoenvironmental changes ? A case study spanning the middle to late Holocene in the Pampa de Jaguay, southern Peru

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HESSE R. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Friedrich Schiller Univ., Jena, ALLEMAGNE


In this paper, a possible use of barchan swarms for paleoenvironmental reconstructions is presented. The approach is based on dune migration. In a case study based on 500 dunes in the Pampa de Jaguay aeolian transport corridor in coastal southern Peru, middle to late Holocene changes in the supply of aeolian material are inferred from calculating the time of dune initiation at the coastline. Limitations posed by the assumptions underlying this approach are discussed


Article of periodic

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

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

Millesime : 2009, vol. 104, no3-4 [pp. 185-190]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21151

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