(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Soil-geomorphic significance of land surface characteristics in an arid mountain range, Mojave Desert, USA

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HIRMAS D.R. (1) ; GRAHAM R.C. (2) ; KENDRICK K.J. (3) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Soil and Water Sciences Program, Dep. of Environmental Sciences, Univ. of California, Riverside, ETATS-UNIS
(3) US Geological Survey, Pasadena, ETATS-UNIS


As part of a larger soil-geomorphic study, 4 major landform types were identified within the southern Fry Mountains in the southwestern Mojave Desert on the basis of topography and landscape position: mountaintop, mountainflank, mountainflat (intra-range low-relief surface), and mountainbase. A suite of rock, vegetation, and morphometric land surface characteristic variables was measured at each of 65 locations across the study area, which included an associated piedmont and playa. The findings show that despite the variation within types, landforms have distinct land surface properties that likely control soil-geomorphic processes. A cyclic eolian and alluvial process is proposed for these settings


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 87, no3 [pp. 408-420]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 6 tabl., 1 annexe



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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