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A pleistocene sand sea on the Alaskan arctic coastal plain

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Abstract

A ridge and thermokarst-basin landscape that is strikingly portrayed in Landsat winter imagery consists of large Pleistocene dunes that have been modified by younger eolian activity and thermokarst processes. This is the most extensive area of large stabilized dunes yet reported in the North American Arctic; the landscape is of particular interest because it has been proposed as a first-order analogfor martian fretted terrain. Recognition ofthe large dunes permits a new interpretation for linear and curvilinear trends visible in Landsat summer imagery.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A pleistocene sand sea on the Alaskan arctic coastal plain
Series title:
Science
Volume
211
Issue:
4480
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
381
Last page:
383
Number of Pages:
3