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Lateral migration of linear dunes in the Strzelecki Desert, Australia

Earth Surface Processes and Landforms

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DOI: 10.1002/esp.3290150102

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Abstract

Preferential accumulation of sand on east-facing flanks indicates that the dunes migrated eastward several metres during the Holocene. Moreover, the west-facing flanks of some dunes have experienced a minimum of tens of metres of erosion. This asymmetric erosion and deposition were caused by dune obliquity and lateral migration that may have begun as early as the Pleistocene. Dunes in the Strzelecki Desert and in the adjacent Simpson Desert display a variety of grossly different internal structures. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Lateral migration of linear dunes in the Strzelecki Desert, Australia
Series title:
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
DOI:
10.1002/esp.3290150102
Volume
15
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wiley
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1
Last page:
14
Number of Pages:
14