(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Foredune texture : landscape metrics and climate

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RYU W. (1) ; SHERMAN D.J. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Texas A&M Univ., College Station, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, ETATS-UNIS


This article quantifies foredune texture through landscape metrics and climate for twenty-two coastal locations in the contiguous United States and cluster analysis to classify textures using those metrics. Four types of texture were identified: (1) active, where bare sand averages more than 80 percent of the dune surface and sand patches are close together; (2) composite, with about 50 percent bare sand area and sand patches that are close together and of minimal complexity; (3) aggregated, where bare sand is about 23 percent of the surface and the sand patches are moderately adjacent, of relatively low complexity, and relatively far apart; and (4) inactive, where the bare sand averages about 6 percent of the surface and the patches are complex in shape and widely spaced. It finds that vegetation cover should increase at 82 percent of our sites


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 104, no5 [pp. 903-921]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 5 tabl., 2 cartes




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00045608.2014.923723

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