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Livingstone, I., Bristow, C., Bryant, R.G., Bullard, J., White, K., Wiggs, G.F.S., Baas, A.C.W., Bateman, M.D. and Thomas, D.S.G. 2010. The Namib Sand Sea digital database of aeolian dunes and key forcing variables. Aeolian Research, 2(2–3): 93–104


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The Namib Sand Sea digital database of aeolian dunes and key forcing variables.

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rnA new digital atlas of the geomorphology of the Namib Sand Sea in southern Africa has been developed. This atlas incorporates a number of databases including a digital elevation model (ASTER and SRTM) and other remote sensing databases that cover climate (ERA-40) and vegetation (PAL and GIMMS). A map of dune types in the Namib Sand Sea has been derived from Landsat and CNES/SPOT imagery. The atlas also includes a collation of geochronometric dates, largely derived from luminescence techniques, and a bibliographic survey of the research literature on the geomorphology of the Namib dune system. Together these databases provide valuable information that can be used as a starting point for tackling important questions about the development of the Namib and other sand seas in the past, present and future. Keywords: Namib, Desert, Dune field, Geomorphology, Remote sensing, Mapping.

Year: 2010

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1875963710000261


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