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

Document title

Eolian sediments generated by anthropogenic disturbance of playas: human impacts on the geomorphic system and geomorphic impacts on the human system

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GILL T.E. (1) ;
(1) Air Quality Group, Crocker Nuclear Laboratory and Department of Land, University of California, Davis, CA, ETATS-UNIS


In many of the Earth's arid and semiarid lands, saline lakes, playas, and similar landforms are disturbed as a result of human activity. The dessication of playa systems is accomplished by abstraction of water and/or removal of vegetation from terminal lake basins, and has resulted in the eolian transport of sand. An extensive review of the literature documents many examples of such phenomena in numerous stations. The reactivation of eolian processes from closed basins produces air pollution in the form of fugitive dust, and has environmental and economic impacts on human activities. Restoration has been accomplished on some playas



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. 207-228]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.



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