(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Reconstructing paleoenvironments and palaeoclimates in drylands : what can landform analysis contribute?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

THOMAS D.S.G. (1 2) ;
(1) School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Univ., Cape, AFRIQUE DU SUD
(2) School of Geography and Environment, Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI


The capacity to establish the age of depositional forms, particularly through the use of luminescence dating, has advanced the use of landforms in dryland palaeo-research, though interpretation of these "geoproxy" records can be complex. In this paper the use of aeolian and lacustrine forms in Quaternary research is considered, focusing on the relationships between dynamics, form and climate, and on the essential linkage between process research and palaeoenvironmental research. It is concluded that landform analysis is a critical part of dryland palaeoenvironmental/climate reconstruction, contributing a different set of data compared to other data sources, in terms of the elements of past conditions that are revealed. The AA. identified 5 principles to improve the use of geoproxy records in Quaternary research. These challenges should represent goals for geomorphologists, chronologists and quaternary scientists alike


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no1 [pp. 3-16]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 9 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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