© 1995

Desert Aeolian Processes

  • Vatche P. Tchakerian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vatche P. Tchakerian
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ronald Greeley, Dan G. Blumberg, Anthony R. Dobrovolskis, Lisa R. Gaddis, James D. Iversen, Nicholas Lancaster et al.
    Pages 75-99
  4. James R. Zimbelman, Steven H. Williams, Vatche P. Tchakerian
    Pages 101-129
  5. Peter K. Haff, David E. Presti
    Pages 153-177
  6. Niccole Villa, Ronald I. Dorn, James Clark
    Pages 219-231
  7. James M. Gregory, Jeffrey A. Lee, Gregory R. Wilson, Udai B. Singh
    Pages 233-250
  8. Haim Tsoar, Victor Goldsmith, Steve Schoenhaus, Keith Clarke, Arnon Karnieli
    Pages 251-267
  9. Steven L. Namikas, Douglas J. Sherman
    Pages 269-293
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 323-326

About this book


The idea for this volume came during the dryland sessions of the Association of American Geographers meeting in San Diego in April, 1992. The large number of papers devoted to aeolian processes and landforms indicated to me that aeolian geomorphology had come of age and the last 15 years or so had produced a plethora of papers, books, and edited volumes on all aspects of aeolian geomorphology. Chapter one is my tentative attempt to place develop­ ments in aeolian geomorphology in a historical perspective and to contemplate some thoughts about the future. The fourteen papers selected address a wide range of issues ranging from micro-scale studies devoted to aeolian dust, sediment transport, and rock varnish in ventifacts to medium-scale studies of dunes and dune forms, reverse desertification, and macro-scale studies of ergs and sand transport pathways. The American Southwest, particularly the spectacular and unique Mojave Desert of California, is featured prominently in seven chapters. I hope this volume provides students and colleagues some new perspectives in aeolian geomorphology as well as pathways for future work.


Mineral North America desert environment geomorphology global warming land degradation moisture morphology remote sensing research sediment transport ventifact weather

Editors and affiliations

  • Vatche P. Tchakerian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Desert Aeolian Processes
  • Authors V.P. Tchakerian
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-04241-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6519-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-0067-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 352
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Hydrogeology
    Physical Geography
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Oil, Gas & Geosciences