Aeolian sedimentation in arid and semi-arid environments of Western Mongolia

  • Jörg Grunert
  • Frank Lehmkuhl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 102)


Research on aeolian sediments in Mongolia shows two main cycles of aeolian sedimentation: first the accumulation of major sand fields neighbouring the eastern bank of rivers and lakes, and second the distribution of loess-like sediments on the mountain slopes. The first is resulting from strong westerly winds, being more strength especially during the glacial periods. The latter is resulting in the erosion and accumulation of silt in this region in more humid periods in Interstadial stages and at the end of glacial periods. Both cycles are described on the case study area of the Uvs Nuur Basin in Western Mongolia.


Lake Level Qaidam Basin Chinese Loess Plateau Aeolian Sedimentation Dune Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Grunert
    • 1
  • Frank Lehmkuhl
    • 2
  1. 1.Geographisches Institut der Universität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Geographisches Institut der RWTH AachenAachenGermany

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