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Lancaster, N. 1982. Dunes on the skeleton coast, Namibia (South West Africa): Geomorphology and grain size relationships. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 7: 575–587


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Dunes on the skeleton coast, Namibia (South West Africa): Geomorphology and grain size relationships.

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Simple, and locally compound, transverse and barchanoid dunes dominate the 2000 km² Skeleton Coast dunefield in northwestern Namibia/South West Africa. Dune height and spacing are closely correlated (r = 0-89) and decrease across the dunefield from southwest to northeast, with an accompanying change from transverse to barchanoid ridges and ultimately barchans. Keywords: transverse and barchanoid dunes, granulometry, aeolian processes.

Year: 1982

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/esp.3290070606/abstract


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