(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Topographic changes of a supply-limited inland parabolic sand dune during the incipient phase of stabilization

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Lethbridge, CANADA


During the interval (2003–2009) sparse vegetation cover (Psoralea lanceolata) increased despite drier than normal moisture conditions and steady wind power during the growing season. Whereas these climatic conditions are typically ascribed to sustaining or increasing dune activity, here they coincide with stabilization. Through the use of geographic information system (GIS) analysis of volumetric changes it is shown that the increase of P. lanceolata can be attributed to the reduction of local sand supply from 2 blowouts along the arms of the parabolic dune during the six-year period. These results show that climate is not the only control on dune activity in vegetated inland dunefields


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no14 [pp. 1674-1681]

Bibliographic references : 37 ref.

Collation : 4 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1002/esp.2053

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