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The potential response of eolian sands to greenhouse warming and precipitation reduction on the Great Plains of the U.S.A.

Journal of Arid Environments

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DOI: 10.1006/jare.1993.1068

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Abstract

Sand dunes and sand sheets are extensive on the semi-arid GreatPlains but are at present stabilized by a sparse vegetation cover. Use of a dune mobility index, which incorporates wind strength and the ratio of mean annual precipitation to potential evapotranspiration, shows that under predicted greenhouse climate effects of increased temperature and reduced precipitation, sand dunes and sand sheets on the GreatPlains are likely to become reactivated over a significant part of the region.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The potential response of eolian sands to greenhouse warming and precipitation reduction on the Great Plains of the U.S.A.
Series title:
Journal of Arid Environments
DOI:
10.1006/jare.1993.1068
Volume
25
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contributing office(s):
Geology and Environmental Change Science Center
Description:
11 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
351
Last page:
361
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Great Plains