(ZzyzxWorkshop on Response of Aeolian Processes to Global Change en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Geomorphology and sediments of sand ramps in the Mojave Desert

published at : Special Issue. Response of aeolian processes to global change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Desert research Institute, UCCSN, Reno, NV, ETATS-UNIS


Sand ramps are amalgamated accumulations of aeolian, fluvial, and talus deposits. They have developed as a result of the interaction of wind blown-sand and desert piedmont processes adjacent to mountain ranges in the Mojave Desert and occur next to regional and local sand transport corridors. Periods of geomorphic stability are represented by paleosols and talus accumulations. The sand ramps provide a record of the response of aeolian processes to climatic change in the Mojave Desert. Most are now relict features and accumulated in periods of higher sediment supply from fluctuating and/or desiccating paleolakes during the late Pleistocene



Workshop on Response of Aeolian Processes to Global Change, Zzyzx , ETATS-UNIS (24/03/1994)

published at : Geomorphology / ISSN 0169-555X

Editor : Elsevier, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1987)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 17, no 1-3 [pp. 151-165]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.



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