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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

A note on granulometric sand types and the Wentworth classification

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BESLER H. (1) ; RITTER M. (1) ;
(1) Geographisches Inst., Univ., Köln, ALLEMAGNE

Abstract

In all deserts, past and present, there seem to exist only about a dozen granulometric sand types. In many papers, however, various modifications of the Wentworth classification are used. It is attempted to find rules for the transformation of the granulometric sand types into modified Wentworth classifications. The granular overlap between the corresponding sieving fractions was found to be most decisive. As a consequence, the granulometric sand types at the beginning and at the end (residuals) of the sequences of the granulometric evolution can well be identified. The history of older barchan dunes may also be studied comparably. Some major granulometric sand types, however, cannot be identified with certainty

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 54, no4 [pp. 443-452]

Bibliographic references : 13 ref.

Collation : 3 fig.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2010/0054-0033

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