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Monitoring and analysis of sand dune movement and growth on the Navajo Nation, southwestern United States

Fact Sheet 2011-3085

In cooperation with the Navajo Nation
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Abstract

Recurring drought and rising temperatures have caused reactivation and renewed growth of sand dunes on the lands of the Navajo Nation on the Colorado Plateau. Migrating dunes threaten health, housing, and transportation pathways. U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are conducting research to better understand the processes of dune growth and movement. This research will provide critical data to the Native peoples of the region in their response to the changing environment.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Monitoring and analysis of sand dune movement and growth on the Navajo Nation, southwestern United States
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3085
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Western Region Geology and Geophysics Field Science Center-Flagstaff
Description:
2 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
2
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Colorado Plateau
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N